Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy Series #1)

Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy Series #1)

by Cornelia Funke

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From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now out in paperback! One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler 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. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever. This is INKHEART--a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545406239
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Inkheart Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 69,934
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

CORNELIA FUNKE is Germany's bestselling children's author after J. K. Rowling and R. L. Stine. In the fall of 2002, she made her brilliant debut in the English-language market with the release of The Thief Lord, the fantastical New York Times bestseller which Kirkus called "One spellbinding story." Ms. Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany with her family.


Los Angeles, CA

Date of Birth:

December 10, 1958

Place of Birth:

Dorsten, Germany


University of Hamburg

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Inkheart (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1454 reviews.
shhhDinaisreading More than 1 year ago
I read this book during the winter months, in front of the fireplace... this book really pulled me into the story, like I'd been swept off along with Meggie and all. It has a very unusual plot, the characters are strange, but I couldn't put it down! It begins to unfold in such a way you feel opted to answer the character's questions (the many there are!) All in all, it's difficult to explain. But I loved it! This book was recomended for ages 12... both my friend and I read it (we're 16) and fell in love for it! I am not sure why this book received bashing from the previous reader, but it is so imaginitave. Something very fantasy-oriented, and that's what makes it so much fun!
Doitsu More than 1 year ago
Ever since I first read this book several years ago, I've been completely in love with it, and everyone I've introduced it to has loved it as well. The plot is engaging, the characters believable, and the real-world elements were believable as well. I can't say enough about the characters- they seem as real as anyone I've ever met- when I was reading I could almost hear them in my ear. This book has so much wonderful imagery, dialogue, and scenes that paint pictures in your mind. It's listed as a children's book, but I'm a teenager, and I love it! (My mother's reading it, and she likes it too- there's really no age limit)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
there is no question about it Inkheart is the best book.It should be more famous than Twilight and Harry Potter. The characters are fun and enjoyable.It is just a FANTASTIC READ!!!!!!!!!!!!! i recommend this book to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
I'm seeing a few bad reviews for this book. I don't intend everyone to like it, but some opinions are just rude and should be kept to self. I personally liked this book a lot. It's a little slow at first, but give it time, it's get great. Inkspell, the second in the trilogy, is even better, so PLEASE just give it a chance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative and interesting book I have ever read . Highly recommend
HeatherM427 More than 1 year ago
The sweet main character is a little girl who loves two things most in the world, her father and books. Suddenly a man from her father's past appears and takes them both into a great and terrifying adventure. Moe(Her father) was always a good man who could read a story so well that it would literally leak off the pages and fill the room. Yet she was always denied an audience for these sessions, because the last time he had tried her mother got sucked into the book in place of a trickser of stories and fire. Now she must rescue everyone and most importantly her father.
christy_wooke More than 1 year ago
I loved this. Fun and smart. Everyone will love this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come, Come, Come one in all and enter the magical world of Inkheart. Come and meet all the goblins, gools and witches that live in this mystical novel. If you dare to read it out loud, there may be very dire consequences! In this thrilling adventure, Meggie is a nice girl traveling with her father, Mo, who is a bookbinder, or as his daughter calls him, ¿a book doctor¿. Meggie says he can ¿paint pictures in the air with his voice¿, because he and his daughter could read story book characters to life. Dustyfinger, Capricorn, and Basta were read out of their stories and Meggie became completely fascinated by the world from which they came. Mo became very troubled and had to be more cautious than ever with this rare magical ability. Dustyfinger is a fire eater whom Mo accidentally read out of the pages of Inkheart. He has lived in our world for ten years and would risk anything to go back home to the Ink world. Capricorn, the brutal leader of a gang of mercenary fire-raisers, was read out of the pages of Inkheart as well but, unlike Dustyfinger, Capricorn enjoyed his time in this world and made it his business to burn every copy of Inkheart in an attempt to avoid ever returning to the story. Read the book and find out the troubles that Mo encounters in trying to return these characters back to their mystical worlds, set everything back to normal, and avoid his daughter Maggie from becoming more involved in the magic of Inkheart.
I have never read a story like Inkheart, it is truly one of a kind. It allows you to escape to a world of fantasy and draws you into its pages not allowing you to put it down. I would recommend this book to people of all ages who love fantasy, drama and many surprises in between.
The talented author of this novel, Cornelia Funke, does a great job involving you in the story and making you feel like you¿re living it. She is also the author of Inkspell and Inkdeath, sequels to Inkheart. With her novels, this Germany born writer has become a best seller and now enjoys her life with her children in Los Angeles, California.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most enchanting and engrossing novels that I have heard thus far! Meggie, Mo, Dustfinger, and even Capricorn lept of the pages and invited me into their own story. This is an amazing adventure that you won't be able to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this book and the movie. You need to watch and read this book. My friend said it was a good book and let me read it after her. After that the whole school started reading the book... then the trilogy. Read the book you will be addicted and not want to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inkheart is a very enjoyable book. I would recommend it to people who enjoy acrion and long books! It really is a adicting book tha sucks you into the charectees world. I love the book because of the discription of the setting! Hopefully you will all get a chance to read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funke does it again, but this time with a fantasy that will keep you enthralled and hoping it will not end. What if characters could be 'read out of' books and come to life? I am sure there are some you wouldn't want to meet in real life and that will give you a hint at some of the story line in this fascinating book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book even over the hunger games. If u have not read it u need to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Amazing writter, amazing characters, really good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of the kids books i loved it. Could not put it down willingly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a great book but it was slow at the end in my opionin. Other then that i would reccomend this book to everyone!
T-Moon More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. I didnt think that writers could write a book about books. But trust me Cornelia Funke did it and did it well! This was the best and only book about books I've read and I reccommend it to you to read it. It's action packed, thrilling book. Makes you want to read more of it and guess what? The 2nd and 3rd book is out already so im getting them to read and you wouldnt blame me if you read them too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
t2stull More than 1 year ago
Great adventure, simple quick book, the detail and story draw you in and you can't help but feel part of the adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i saw it in my library last year i was curious so i checked it out and i loved every minute of it the entire book took me a little under an hour to finish reading i renewed it twice and when i brought it back it was amost in need of repair i just kept rereading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It gives the reader exacellent detail.! I couldn't let this book down! Im so glad my friend showed it to me! I dont recommend this book to kids under 11. Its a pretty scary book but always entertains the reader.! I can't wait to read the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inkheart, the book that began the story of Mortimer Fulchart or as he was known to the inhabitans of the Inkworld Silvertounge. Due to his ability to read characters out of books. This is a great book & I do hope you read and enjoy the books. ~Cyclone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful adventure that makes it difficult to put down, but it is the word-craft that takes your breath away. The characters are full of life and energy, as interesting as your best friend, the bully down the street, or the monster under the bed! You will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that it was really good, if you like fairy tale type things. Im rereading it right now, andit isHUGE, but it is really kind of easy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inkheart is such a good book! You will enjoy reading it.