Reviews for Corazon De Tinta/ Inkheart

Criticas Reviews 2008 December 15th
Gr 4-8-Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy by the author of the award-winning The Thief Lord (Chicken House, 2002). Meggie, 12, has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. Things change after a visit from a scarred man who calls himself Dustfinger and who refers to Mo as Silvertongue. Meggie learns that her father has been keeping secrets. He can "read" characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Corazón de tinta (Inkheart) and released Dustfinger and other characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie's mother disappeared into the story. Mo also released Capricorn, a sadistic villain who takes great pleasure in murdering people. He has sent his black-coated henchmen to track down Mo and intends to force him to read an immortal monster out of the story to get rid of his enemies. Meggie, Mo, Dustfinger, and Meggie's great-aunt Elinor are pursued, repeatedly captured, but manage to escape from Capricorn's henchmen as they attempt to find the author of Corazón de tinta in the hope that he can write a new ending to the story. This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters. [An accurate translation will hold the reader's interest throughout the story. Highly recommended for school and public libraries, as well as bookstores.--Ed.] Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.