Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises.
Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the story of Inkheart magically drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages. With Dustfinger dead, and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn.
Meggie loves stories, but her father, Mo, hasn't read to her since her mother disappeared. When a stranger knocks at their door, Mo is forced to reveal an extraordinary secret - when he reads aloud, words come alive, and dangerous characters step out of the pages. Suddenly Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives forever.
Firedrake, a brave young dragon, his loyal brownie friend Sorrel and a boy called Ben are united as if by destiny. Together, they embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way, they discover extraordinary new friends in unlikely places and a courage they never knew they had.
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of 'Inkheart', and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater created from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back into the story, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges back into the Inkworld of his past. The long-awaited sequel to the spellbinding tale of 'Inkheart'.
Mischievous reindeer Twinklestar has bolted - leaving his Christmas caravan to fall from the sky. Luckily, the extraordinary passengers - Niklas, a real-life Santa Claus, two angels and assorted elves - crash-land in a friendly neighbourhood where two children called Ben and Charlotte come to their rescue. But they're still in terrible danger.
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives for ever.
An adventure is what Igraine wishes for most in the world - and on her twelfth birthday she finds one. Everyone at Castle Pimpernel is looking forward to Igraine's birthday. But when her magical present goes wrong and her parents turn themselves into pigs, it's up to Igraine to put things right.
For the first time in his life, Jacob Reckless is afraid. For years he's stolen across to another world. A dark enchanted place he's loved for its treasure, secrets and dangers. Until now. Will, his younger brother, has followed him with terrible consequences?
Emma loves to visit Grandma Dolly and her animal sanctuary in the summer holidays. While staying with Dolly, Emma's grandmother is asked to take in Mississippi, the beloved horse of her friend, wealthy Mr Clipperbush who has passed away. Emma can't believe her luck when Grandma then gives her Mississippi - a horse of her own.
Charley, Hannah, Izzie and Xa are the C.H.I.X. - four fun-loving girls who become best friends looking after a coop of hens! They keep each other's secrets, always wear a feather, and never, ever eat chicken. But soon the friends are put to the test...
Jacob Reckless faces death from the fairy's curse burnt into his heart. His only chance of a cure is a treasure best left unfound . but he's hindered by a dangerous rival. Jacob must test himself to the limit and learn what it means to stay alive .
Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he and the cruel crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas, but he hasn't reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly should never have kidnapped her! Molly soon proves to be sharper and quicker than any of the pirate gang's cutlasses.
Ben is a fearless young boy - as brave as a lion, as strong as an elephant. Nothing can distract him from his tireless task of protecting his big sister, Anna. He gallantly spends his day fending off mouldy green ghosts, slime-burping monsters, robbers and wid beasts. But when the day is over and darkness descends, he stops feeling quite so brave.
It's a pig's life being a princess! Isabella has had enough of being waited on hand and foot, of having to smile all the time, and of wearing beautiful dresses so she can't climb trees. When the king banishes her to the pigsty, his punishment backfires - Isabella's happier there than a pig in mud! This hilarious picture book story reunites best-selling author Cornelia Funke with illustrator Kerstin Meyer, following the success of 'The Princess Knight' and 'Pirate Girl'.
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he's never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared.
They live quietly until the night a stranger arrives with a warning. The next day, Mo starts packing but won't tell Meggie why. They must go into hiding. But from what? From whom?
Soon, Mo's secret is revealed. He has the amazing ability to breathe life into stories, to make characters come alive. Years ago, he accidentally released a merciless villain from a book called Inkheart.
And now, this hateful criminal is after Mo and his extraordinary gift ...
Meggie is hurled into the adventure of a lifetime, where the imaginary has become real. It's up to her to find a way to alter the course of the story that holds them all in its power.