From the book jacket: Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a bookbinder.
But her father has a deep secret -- he possesses an extraordinary magical
power. One cruel night, as Meggie's father reads a book called Inkheart
aloud, an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and
lands in their living room. Suddenly, the two are plunged into the kind of
adventure Meggie has only encountered in fiction, and they must somehow
learn to harness the magic they were reading about to change the course of
the story -- before it ruins their lives forever.
'Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy....This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life ...
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