New York : Scholastic, 2003.
1st American ed.
534 p. ; 21 cm.
"First published by the United Kingdom in 2003 by The Chicken House. "
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.