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 characters. Grade 4-8.' - School Library Journal.
'Despite the presence of several well-developed, sympathetic characters, the plot is often driven by the decidedly menacing, less-convincing villains...Like many other fantasies, this will appeal to a broad age range, though the writing is far less child-centered than it is, for example, in the Harry Potter series. Gr. 6-12.' - Booklist.
This review is from the June 1, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.
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