Inkheart /

by Funke, Cornelia; Bell, Anthea.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Inkheart Trilogy: 1.Publisher: Frome, Somerset [England] : New York : Chicken House ; Scholastic, 2003Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 534 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0439531640; 9780439531641 .Uniform titles: Tintenherz. English.Subject(s): Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction | Characters and characteristics in literature -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Bookbinding -- Juvenile fiction | Authorship -- Juvenile fiction | Books and reading -- Fiction | Characters in literature -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Bookbinding -- Fiction | Authorship -- Fiction | Italy -- Juvenile fiction | Italy -- Fiction | Italy | Italy -- Fiction | Juvenile works | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fiction | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description A Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
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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.<br> <br> Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic.<br> 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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Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 23.0 71683.

Accelerated Reader MG 5.4 23.0 71683.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then, imagine if those characters brought their world into ours. This is the story of young Meggie, who lives a quiet life alone with her father Mo, a bookbinder, until one cruel night when Mo reads aloud from Inkheart and an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Somehow, Meggie and Mo must learn to harness the magic that conjured this nightmare. Somehow they must change the course of the story that has changed their lives forever. This is Inkheart, a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Cornelia Funke is the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed novel The Thief Lord. She is the third most popular children's book writer in Germany after J. K. Rowling and R. L. Stine. Cornelia Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany, with her husband and children. The Thief Lord and Dragon Rider are also available on audio from Listening Library. Lynn Redgrave won two Golden Globe® awards and earned two Academy Award® nominations for her work in Gods and Monsters and Georgy Girl. She was nominated for a Tony Award® for Shakespeare for My Father, her own one-woman play. She has also starred in numerous films including Shine and Peter Pan. Excerpted from Inkheart by Corneilia Funke All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate, Middle School) Who hasn't dreamed of it--characters leaping from the pages of a book to interact with the reader? Or, better yet, the reader transported--quite literally--into the make-believe world of a novel? In this tale of adventure and fantasy by the author of The Thief Lord (rev. 11/02), twelve-year-old Meggie and her father Mo live in a house overflowing with ""small piles of books, tall piles of books, books thick and thin, books old and new."" But it's one particular book that brings a stranger named Dustfinger to their house one rainy spring night. Meggie learns that many years earlier, while Mo was reading aloud a novel called Inkheart, his voice somehow brought many of its characters--including Dustfinger and the evil despot Capricorn--""slipping out of their story like a bookmark forgotten by some reader between the pages."" Now Dustfinger (who longs to return to his fictional origins) wants Mo to read him back into the book, while Capricorn (who likes it here just fine) wants Mo to use his powers to read gold and riches out of stories such as Treasure Island and summon a malevolent, immortal character called the Shadow from the pages of Inkheart. Thanks to Harry P., kids may not be scared off by this volume's heft, though they may wish the pacing wasn't quite so leisurely--even the novel's many chases and hostage-takings are related in a deliberate fashion. But bibliophiles will delight in a story that celebrates books (each chapter begins with a literary passage ranging from Shakespeare to Sendak), and the conclusion is especially satisfying. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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