Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 2008.
A nice first US edition in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, small hairline cut at bottom of spine, SIGNED by author Cornelia Funke directly on the title page. Despite a full number line 12-1 easily recognized as a later printing with "08" as print year, additional titles listed opposite from title page being "The Thief Lord", "Dragon Rider", "Inkspell", "Igraine the Brave", and slightly re-designed dust-jacket with price of $24.95.
Cornelia Funke's first book of the trilogy in which she the introduces a tale of adventure and magic with Meggie, a young girl living a quiet life with her father, a book-binder who possesses the magical power to bring characters from books to life. Their lives change with the arrival of a stranger and Meggie is quickly involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger.
Basis for the major motion picture with the same title. Due to the rising success of her books, Funke is already being hailed as Germany's J. K. Rowling.