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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 when a stranger knocks at the door one night, Mo is forced to reveal a breathtaking secret. When he reads, 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

“I don’t think I’ve ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading.” Diana Wynne Jones

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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, these books are awesome. Certainly page-turners, and really suspenceful. Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite fantasy authors. Really great books.

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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. It seems that all of Cornelia Funke’s books are just awesome.

    5out of 5
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    Rappaccioli
    on 16 November 2012

    LOved it ,best books i have read

    I recomend :

    Thief Lord

    Dragon Rider

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    2012theyear
    on 8 November 2012

    Excellent! Brilliant! very good! all you would ever wish for in a book and that goes for all three books!

    5out of 5
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    moonlight4
    on 5 March 2012

    scary and well detailed

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    dashernasher
    on 3 March 2012

    this trio is amazing selection of books. i love them.

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    superskiboy
    on 2 March 2012

    The Inkheart trilogy is a really good take on reading. By the end of this action-packed series, I was almost too scared to read because I thought they might come to life! They are really detailed and fun to read.