A gorgeous new edition of the first book in Cornelia Funke's
internationally celebrated trilogy - magical, thrilling and
'I don't think I've ever read anything
that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading'
Diana Wynne Jones
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, but
this one will change her life for ever ...
Also a major
film starring Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany and Brendan Fraser!