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Inkheart (Inkheart, #1)

by Cornelia Funke

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.Characters from books literally leap off the page in...

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.

Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. He can "read" characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie's mother disappeared into the story. This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters.

Paperback - 548 pages - in English - $10.99
ISBN: 0439709105 (ISBN13: 9780439709101)
Published Jun 1, 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks
First published 2003

why I requested this book

Our school is a small charter school with limited funding. I am working to build a love for reading in my students by adding variety to a small classroom...

Our school is a small charter school with limited funding. I am working to build a love for reading in my students by adding variety to a small classroom library - this is a genre most of our students love to read.

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I teach English for three grades: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. My students are very diverse in socio-economic status and many have limited access to resources...

I teach English for three grades: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. My students are very diverse in socio-economic status and many have limited access to resources outside of school.

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