Virgil I Grissom
Author: Cornelia Funke
Genre: Fantasy and Adventure
Inkheart an enchanting fantasy tale about a girl called Meggie. Meggie is a girl the age of twelve who lives in Italy with her father, Mortimer, but Meggie has always called him Mo. Mo is a bookbinder who loves books and so does Meggie, although unlike most fathers he has never read out loud to her since her mother "left".When Meggie can't sleep she lays down with a book and reads by candlelight, even though Mo has told her many times not to, when she is sad she reads, and when she has nightmares she runs to mo's room and reads, nothing allows her to fall asleep better than a book and the sound of Mo's soft breathing. At night she falls asleep with a book under her pillow and swears that sometimes she can hear it whispering to her. Mo has always told Meggie the truth about everything or so Meggie thinks.
One night Meggie sees somebody outside of her window, she automatically tells Mo about him. Mo lets him in, and seems to try to hide him from Meggie He had three slashes on his face, a furry martin with horns, plays with fire for a living, and his name, Dustfinger, seems oddly familiar,like from a forgotten dream. He also knew Meggie and Mo since Meggie was three. Mo and Dustfinger talked in Mo's workshop and Meggie for the second time in her life spied on Mo, she heard one very important thing, the name Capricorn. The next morning Mo made Meggie up early and told her that they were going south to Meggie's great aunt Elinor's house. They hadn't even left the street when Dustfinger shows up wanting a ride. Just as he gets in Meggie jumps out and demands to know who Capricorn is. Dustfinger tells her that he is a ruthless vilian and wants her fathers skills. Meggie hops back in and they are on the road. She falls asleep during the trip; when she wakes up, they are at Elinor's House. Meggie's mother was Elinor's...