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Advanced reading copy of the first US edition. Unread. A beautiful collector's copy of the author's second novel following the tremendous success of her first, 'The Thief Lord'. Meggie's father is a bookbinder who has the ability to breathe life into his characters, and they're on the run from a criminal called Inkheart who is after them for his own evil purpose. A tocuh of ight wear to head of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1002345
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Review: 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
Publisher: Chicken House, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Soft Cover, Pictorial Wrappers
Book Condition: As New
Signed: SIGNED by Author on the Title Page
Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
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