Fantastic Fantasy by Cornelia Funke

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The Ink-Trilogy

INKHEART TRILOGY

Scholastic Inc. / The Chicken House
ISBN 978-0-545-26537-9 PBK Box Set
Ages 9-12
7 1/16" x 4 7/16" x 5 5/16"

Minstrels, thieves, a scar-faced fire-eater: Fantastic characters step into and out of the pages of an enchanted, ever-changing fairy tale in Cornelia Funke's internationally acclaimed Inkheart trilogy. Spinning stories within stories, the journey begins in Inkheart, when Meggie discovers she can blur the boundaries of a book through the simple power of spoken words. It's a power she uses to banish a murderous tyrant and free her mute, trapped mother. The potent sequel, Inkspell, returns the charismatic Dustfinger to his story, where he confronts his own creator, the author Fenoglio, in the desperate hope of changing his fate. To save his daughter, Meggie, and the Inkworld they have come to love, Mo must make a lethal deal in the gripping conclusion, Inkdeath.

Collected in a handsome slipcase featuring the iconographic Inkheart cover art, this boxed set is an essential addition to every modern children's library: "a true feast," as Kirkus described it in a starred review, "for anyone who has ever been lost in a book."

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INKHEART

Scholastic Inc. / The Chicken House
ISBN 978-0-439-70910-1 PBK
ISBN 978-0-439-53164-1 HC

One night Meggie's father, Mo, reads aloud from a book called Inkheart, and an evil ruler named Capricorn 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.

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INKSPELL

Scholastic Inc. / The Chicken House
ISBN 978-0-439-55400-8 PBK
ISBN 978-0-439-55401-5 HC

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

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INKDEATH

Scholastic Inc. / The Chicken House
ISBN 978-0-439-86628-6 HC
656 pages
Ages 9-12
6" x 7 3/4"

The Adderhead—his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo—has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay—Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

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