By Kenneth Oppel

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 Year Six rivalry. When Ethan’s class is given the task of creating a comic book 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 an opportunity 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.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406380583
  • Published: 04 Oct 2018
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 288

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'“Definitely an imaginative story that young readers will thoroughly enjoy.”' Armadillo

'“Charming, engaging and wonderfully imaginative. One that must be read.”' Fallen Star Stories

'“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

'“This is an unlikely story, stretching the bounds of belief but is nevertheless pacey, gripping and amusing in equal part.”' The School Librarian

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