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Mishaps and madness ensue when magical drawing ink comes to life in the Rylance home and 11-year-old Ethan tries to prove he's just as talented as his famous father.

A moving but light-hearted story about grief, family and a sixth-grade rivalry. When Ethan's class is given the task of creating a graphic novel and magical ink jumps out of his father's sketchbook, a strange series of events is set into motion. To his younger sister, Inkling is Lucy, her beloved dog; to his father, Inkling is a second chance at a dwindling career and a chance to solve his family's money worries. Friends and enemies alike try to use Inkling to ace tests and create bestselling comic books, but to Ethan, Inkling is his friend - and he must do everything in his power save him.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140638058X
  • 9781406380583
  • 316,918

Review quote

"This is an unlikely story, stretching the bounds of belief but is nevertheless pacey, gripping and amusing in equal part." * The School Librarian * "Inkling is a story I think is so precious and one so many would enjoy and is a novel that I completely, and genuinely recommend." * The Glasgow Herald * "Charming, engaging and wonderfully imaginative. One that must be read." * Fallen Star Stories * "Definitely an imaginative story that young readers will thoroughly enjoy." * Armadillo *
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About Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen children's books, including Airborn, Every Living Thing, The Boundless and The Nest, which was illustrated by Jon Klassen. He is the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, the Canadian Governor General's Award for Children's Literature and The Times Children's Novel of the Year. Inkling is his most recent novel. Kenneth lives with his wife and children in Toronto, Canada.
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Rating details

1,913 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 34% (655)
4 44% (836)
3 18% (351)
2 3% (57)
1 1% (14)
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