Happy #tbt, TMS Readers! I imagine that you all have had the experience of reading a book that was so well written, the characters seemed to spring to life. Perhaps you've been read to by someone who was so talented a narrator, the same thing happened. Now, imagine a narrator whose narration is so magical that the characters from the book he is reading to his wife one evening really find their way out of the book into our world. And they like it here, better. One of many problems with this is the fact that, for everything that is narrated out of a book, someone or something from our world has to enter the storybook world. Has anyone guessed which book is being featured today?
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke was published in the U.S. in 2003 and was followed by two sequels, Inkspell in 2005 and Inkdeath in 2007. Inkheart was adapted for film in 2008 in the U.K. and released in the U.S. in 2009.
In Inkheart, Twelve-year-old Meggie has lived with her father, Mo, a bookbinder. She is unaware that they are essentially on the run and hiding from a man named, Capricorn until a man named, Dustfinger comes to their home to warn Mo. Inkheart clocks in at 534 pages; but the pages do fly by, so immersive is the world that Funke created.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Inkheart trilogy #1. 534 p. The Chicken House/ Scholastic Inc., October, 2003. 0439531640. (Own.)