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Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait!
Cornelia Funkes imaginative ode to books and book lovers is sure to be enjoyed by fans of her breakout debut, The Thief Lord, and young readers who enjoyed the similarly themed The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert
It takes a good 50 pages for the author to set up her story. Discourages some younger readers.Published 17 days ago by R. S. Allison
Great story - really like it. BUT I thought based on the title that I was getting the trilogy. It's just the first book.Published 18 days ago by KADinneen
We love this book and purchased it as a gift. The copy we received was not the quality we expected, the inside was just like a paperback, with newspaper like pages, rather than... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Breezer
A book that I couldn't resist because it consists of some of my favourite elements: fantasy characters, interesting world building and most importantly, lots of quotes about... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Regina Foo