September 12, 2008

Inkheart is Al Roker’s Next Book Club Pick!

Posted by at 6:14 am in Book to Big Screen, Reads | Permalink

Inkheart_2Super exciting news for Cornelia Funke fans: Inkheart is the latest pick for Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids. Cornelia Funke will be going on NBC’s Today Show to talk about the book with Al and answer questions from kids!

Inkheart is the first book in Cornelia Funke’s Ink-Trilogy about a girl named Meggie who learns that her father has the ability to read characters out of books. What finally prompts him to reveal the truth? It turns out that her dad, Mo, brought an evil ruler named Capricorn out of the pages years ago and has been on the run ever since. But now the past is about to catch up with them, and . . . well, I don’t want to give everything away!

Especially because if you haven’t read the books yet, now’s the perfect time to get into them. The third and last book in the series, Inkdeath, will be in stores next month, so you can read all the books in one go (this is perfect for people like me — I’m really impatient and I hate having to wait for new books in a series).

And, the long awaited Inkheart movie is finally coming out in January. A fun fact about the movie: Cornelia Funke wrote the character of Mo with Brendan Fraser in mind, and Cornelia got to see her wish come to life — Brendan Fraser plays Mo in the movie!

With the final book, the movie, and now Al Roker’s seal of approval, it’s shaping up to be the winter of Inkheart.

— Carly H., STACKS Staffer

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