INKHEART.: Funke, Cornelia.

INKHEART.

Funke, Cornelia.

ISBN 10: 0439531640 / ISBN 13: 9780439531641
Published by New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, (2008) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover - Hardcover. The first book in the innovative fantasy trilogy from the award-winning author of 'The Thief Lord.' SIGNED on the title page by Funke in green ink. A tale of magic and adventure about a young girl living with her book-binder father (and with her 'bookworm' - book collecting - great aunt) who has the magical power to bring characters from books to life by reading them aloud. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Illustrated with drawings at the tail of each chapter. A lovely book in an unusual wide format. Cover illustration by Carol Lawson. Although this copy includes both a statement of "first American edition" and a complete number line ending in a '1' it is actually a later printing from 2008, in a later dust jacket with a price of 24.95. 534 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 44155

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Title: INKHEART.

Publisher: New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, (2008) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the author of the sensational New York Times best-seller THE THIEF LORD comes a thrilling new adventure about magic and self-discovery.

Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic.
Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?

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Meggie’s father, Mo, has an wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life--literally. Mo discovered his power when Maggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the the book Inkheart, that several of the book’s wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo discovered something even worse--when he read Capricorn and his henchmen out of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother in.

Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait!

Cornelia Funke’s imaginative ode to books and book lovers is sure to be enjoyed by fans of her breakout debut, The Thief Lord, and young readers who enjoyed the similarly themed The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert

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