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ISBN-13: 9781524772819
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 80,537
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

KENNETH OPPEL is one of the most highly regarded authors of middle-grade fiction writing today. Among his books is the 2015 middle-grade novel The Nest, which received six starred reviews, was the Canadian Library Association's 2016 Book of the Year, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and was included on several notable "Best of 2015" lists, as well as Airborn, a 2005 Printz Honor Book. Find him online at and @KennethOppel.

SYDNEY SMITH is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including Smoot, A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas, Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, and Town is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal. Sydney lives with his family in Toronto, Canada. You can find him on Twitter @Sydneydraws.

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Inkling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LaynieBee-Blog 6 days ago
I never thought I’d want an inkblot as a best friend, but here we are after reading Inkling. The story about a boy named Ethan who is just trying to do the right thing in every situation and hold his family together takes an interesting turn when an inkspot escapes his papery bounds and take on the characteristics of a living being. It needs to eat, move, and grow. It learns through reading and begins to speak. Inkling has such a wonderful personality and it was so unexpected for him grow into someone (something?) that I would love to be around. The side characters, such as the father and the sister were well rounded. His sister has downs syndrome and Ethan takes wonderful care to help and nurture her without making her feel different or unusual. Her personality is fully formed without the pitfall that most disabled side characters experience of only being defined by their disability. Middle grade readers will love the humor that is sprinkled among serious topics. Difficult themes are addressed without bogging down the book and it will encourage a young reader to think deeply about things as they go.