Cornelia Caroline Funke, Lynn Redgrave
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(Random House, Oct. 30, 2006)
Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom. . . but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then, imagine if those characters brought their world into ours. This is the story of young Meggie, who lives a quiet life alone with her father Mo, a bookbinder, until one cruel night when Mo reads aloud from 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. Somehow, Meggie and Mo must learn to harness the magic that conjured this nightmare. Somehow they must change the course of the story that has changed their lives forever. This is Inkheart, a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Cornelia Funke is the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed novel The Thief Lord. She is the third most popular children's book writer in Germany after J. K. Rowling and R. L. Stine. Cornelia Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany, with her husband and children. The Thief Lord and Dragon Rider are also available on audio from Listening Library. Lynn Redgrave won two Golden Globe awards and earned two Academy Award nominations for her work in Gods and Monsters and Georgy Girl. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Shakespeare for My Father, her own one-woman play. She has also starred in numerous films including and Shine Peter Pan.