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by Cornelia Funke

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    Oct 2003, 544 pages
    Jun 2005, 560 pages

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Characters from stories leap off the page. Ages 12+

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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