Inkling

Inkling

Book - 2018
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When an inkblot, who can write, listen, learn, and draw, jumps out of Mr. Rylance's sketchbook, Ethan believes he may be the answer to their problems and names him Inkling
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524772819
9781524772826
1524772828
152477281X
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sydney 1980-- Illustrator

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celestetrottier
Nov 28, 2018

Inkling is awesome! Kids who love graphic novels and comics will enjoy this novel.

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Tara_P
Nov 27, 2018

This clever, original concept for a book takes a look at the difficult issues of the loss of a parent to illness and the neglect that may follow. It has shadows of 'When a Monster Calls' but is not as dark and scary. Ethan lives with his grieving father and his sister who has Down Syndrome. He is being forced to assume more and more responsibilities for taking care of her and of himself as his father draws away from them. Interestingly, his father is a graphic artist author who has developed writer's block, a condition that has left the ink in his sketch pad to coalesce and separate from the paper so that it comes to life as an inkblot that feeds on text and drawings. Ethan befriends 'Inkling' and it helps him draw his graphic novel, a school group assignment. The plot develops into a dangerous, suspenseful situation. It is a great read for kids, even reluctant readers, who will find a genuine, well developed, relatable character in Ethan.

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celestetrottier
Nov 28, 2018

celestetrottier thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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lmreed323
Nov 24, 2018

"Ethan thought for a moment. Everything needed a name. What did you call a thing made of ink? An ink thing? Inkthing. Inkling!

"Inkling!" he said. "Do you like that name?"

The ink was still for a moment, as if considering. A tiny tip reached out and wrote: YES

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