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The Book
By Cornelia Funke
[translated from the German by Anthea Bell]

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Summary: Mo, a bookbinder by trade, has raised his motherless daughter with love, affection, and lots and lots of books -- books everywhere in their house. Meggie even has her own special book box -- restocked on a regular basis by her father -- so that she'll always have something new to read on their frequent moves.
Meggie's life was happy and book-filled until Dustfinger comes along and changes everything. That's when Meggie finds out what happened to her mother years ago, and why she and Mo have to move so often. When Meggie was only three, her father was reading Inkheart aloud to her mother. His voice was so powerful it brought Capricorn and his minions out of the book and into our world. At the same time, Meggie's mother disappeared into his!

All these years Dustfinger's boss, the blacker-than-ink-hearted villain Capricorn, leader of a criminal gang, has been trying to find them. He's after the book Inkheart. But to find it, he has to get his hands on Meggie and Mo.

Mo has read from Inkheart again and again, trying to get his wife back. But now his time is running out. If Capricorn gets his hands on the book Mo will never get his wife back. How much longer can he and Meggie stay out of Capricorn's clutches, now that Dustfinger knows where they live?  - Novelist


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The Movie
Rated: PG

Description: Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta, two villains, and Dustfinger, a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Meggie discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp.  – Internet Movie Database

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