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Product Description

With every word spoken, the story comes to life…

Meggie loves stories, but her father Mo refuses to read them to her. He hasn’t read a single book aloud since her mother mysteriously vanished years ago. But one night their peaceful life is shattered by the appearance of Dustfinger – a shadowy stranger who forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret. When he reads aloud, stories come alive… and frightening characters step out of their pages. Suddenly, Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read about in books, and walking into a story where peril lurks at every turn. Reading has never been so exciting – or so dangerous.

“Heart-stopping… a true feast for anyone who has ever been lost in a book.” Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Catalogue number

5730 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781908435118

Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Date published

August 4th, 2011

Other details
  • 576 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the hugely successful author of the Inkheart Trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of other popular children’s novels and picture books. She was born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten. After finishing her studies, Cornelia worked for three years as a social worker. For a while she illustrated books, but soon began writing her own stories, inspired by the tales that had appealed to the children she had worked with.

During the late 1980s and the 1990s, she established herself in Germany with two children’s series, namely the fantasy-oriented Gespensterjäger (Ghosthunters) and the Wilde Hühner (Wild Chicks) line of books. Her international break-through came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider (1996), which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 78 weeks, and was continued with The Thief Lord (2000, translated into English in 2002), which immediately climbed to the #2 position of the New York Times bestseller list, stayed there for 19 weeks and sold 1.5 million copies.

Her follow-up novel was Inkheart (2003), which won the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children’s Literature award. Inkheart was the first part of a trilogy which continued with Inkspell (2005), which won Cornelia her second BookSense Book of the Year Children’s Literature award (2006). The trilogy concluded with Inkdeath (published in Germany in 2007, England in Spring 2008, USA Autumn 2008). Inkheart the movie was also released in 2008 and starred Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany.

Cornelia’s brand new novel Reckless is released worldwide on September 14th 2010.

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    catlover96
    on 5 March 2013

    Wow, this book is awesome. It’s certainly a page-turner, and it’s really suspenceful. Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite fantasy authors. Really great book.

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    Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    An amazing book filled with imagination and adventure, the power all readers secretly think they have, to read things to life. The First of an awesome trilogy.

    4out of 5
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    AyshaM231299
    on 1 March 2012

    Inkheart is an book and when you read the book the words come alive and Mo has been regretting this day since he read slooud because Capricorn is the most eveil man and he wants to get hold f the book and do the worst he can obvioulsy do…