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Inkheart

Funke, Cornelia; Latsch, Oliver

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ISBN 10: 1904442099 / ISBN 13: 9781904442097
Published by Chicken House, New York, 2003
Condition: As New Soft cover
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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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Title: Inkheart

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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Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he's never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger arrives with a warning. The next day, Mo starts packing but won't tell Meggie why. They must go into hiding. But from what? From whom? Soon, Mo's secret is revealed. He has the amazing ability to breathe life into stories, to make characters come alive. Years ago, he accidentally released a merciless villain from a book called Inkheart. And now, this hateful criminal is after Mo and his extraordinary gift ...Meggie is hurled into the adventure of a lifetime, where the imaginary has become real. It's up to her to find a way to alter the course of the story that holds them all in its power.

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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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