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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.

Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic.
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?
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published on October 1, 2003 by Chicken House
ISBN-10: 0439531640
ISBN-13: 9780439531641
63 Book Reviews
  • booclimatechang
    booclimatechang24 days55 stars
    I love big books and this one was no exception. I love fantasy and fiction. I HIGHLY recommend this lovely book. It made me ponder if it was true and you could get stuff out of a book.
    • lawccccc
      lawccccc4 months55 stars
      It’s about a girl named Meggie, her father Mo. At first Meggie and her father were living a quiet live, when one night a man called Dustbringer came to their house, to talk with her father, the next day, the three of them went to Meggie’s aunt Elinor’s house. Then one day, a group of Capricorn’s men went to find Mo and a book called the Inkheart, only then when they were caught by Capricorn, her father then told her the story of the Inkheart.
      • gaytoastyb0i
        gaytoastyb0iabout 1 year55 stars
        The book is amazing, imagine reading your favorite book out loud to somene and the characters just pop out in exchange for something in your world. This is what happened to meggie the character. when she was young her father accadentally did it to her mother. This is just an amazing book and i think alot of people would like it
        • tnieves21
          tnieves21about 1 year44 stars
          This has been a great read so far and if you like some mystery and action you will love this book (If the book and movies ending are the same then there is a happy ending). I first saw the movie about a year ago and I thought it was great than about a week ago I saw the book and I had to read it!
          • peachescreamla3
            peachescreamla3over 1 year55 stars
            Amazing read!so glad I found this in the library
            • peachescreamla3
              peachescreamla3over 1 year55 stars
              Amazing tale of bravery and courage.sharing books is even better when you share books about sharing books. Amazing read! Really enjoyed it and you might too. The author is Cornelia Funke.
              • Yelda22almost 2 years
                I flew through this book and couldn't put it down! I immediately read the other books. You should defiantly read this book. I would think that you could do it from 3rd grade to 8th! One of my 3 FAVORITE books ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • rylan99
                  rylan99about 2 years55 stars
                  best book this summer i read
                  • manahilali
                    manahilaliover 2 years55 stars
                    BEST BOOK EVER! Loved it. I would highly recommend it to adolescents. It is the first of the series. the other two books are Inkspell and Inkdeath. You will love them all.
                    • remusfan12
                      remusfan12over 2 years55 stars
                      I really want to read the next two books i'm so excited.