Inkling

Inkling

Ethan?s dad is a comic artist whose greatest creation, the mutant superhero Kren, brought him fame and glory. But after his dad?s string of successful books, a tragedy strikes the family and now his dad is completely stuck. If only artistic talent were hereditary. Ethan is stuck on a graphic-novel project of his own at school and won?t own up to the fact that he can?t draw. Ethan?s dad is a comic artist whose greatest creation, the mutant superhero Kren, brought him fame and glor...

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Title:Inkling
Author:Kenneth Oppel
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Inkling
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Inkling Reviews

  • Beth
    Dec 08, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    Dec 08, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

  • Barbara
    Nov 29, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

  • Allison
    Sep 08, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Oct 28, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

  • Charlene
    Nov 29, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

    My name is Ethan, and my dad is a famous graphic novelist, so people expect me to be a great artist too. I'm not. Actually, I'm pretty terrible unless you like stick figures. However, a blot of ink dropped off my dad's sketchpad, and it's come to life! I call him Inkling, and he's able...

    ARC provided by Knopf Books for Young Readers via NetGalley for an honest review. Inkling was just adorable and oh so engaging. I was fascinated with it and could not put it down. I was amazed that the author could give a personality to an inkblot, but he did and I can?t wait to ...

    4.5 stars. There is something quite magical about this story. This is a family that needs a little magic to sustain it. Ethan?s mum has passed away and his family is unable to move on. Mired in his own grief his father Peter, a graphic designer and comic book illustrator, has writer?...

    I thought this would be just a cute read, but I didn't expect it to affect me so emotionally. WOW! Kenneth Oppel did a masterful job of making me care for this little ink blot. An ink blot! But I wanted an inkling for myself, not to draw for me, but to just hang out. You know, just ...

  • Holly
    Nov 26, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

  • Pauline
    Oct 14, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

    My name is Ethan, and my dad is a famous graphic novelist, so people expect me to be a great artist too. I'm not. Actually, I'm pretty terrible unless you like stick figures. However, a blot of ink dropped off my dad's sketchpad, and it's come to life! I call him Inkling, and he's able...

    ARC provided by Knopf Books for Young Readers via NetGalley for an honest review. Inkling was just adorable and oh so engaging. I was fascinated with it and could not put it down. I was amazed that the author could give a personality to an inkblot, but he did and I can?t wait to ...

    4.5 stars. There is something quite magical about this story. This is a family that needs a little magic to sustain it. Ethan?s mum has passed away and his family is unable to move on. Mired in his own grief his father Peter, a graphic designer and comic book illustrator, has writer?...

  • Jenna (Falling Letters)
    May 27, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

  • Aaron
    Jul 28, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

  • Laura Thomas
    Nov 17, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

  • Mark Buxton
    Nov 18, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

    My name is Ethan, and my dad is a famous graphic novelist, so people expect me to be a great artist too. I'm not. Actually, I'm pretty terrible unless you like stick figures. However, a blot of ink dropped off my dad's sketchpad, and it's come to life! I call him Inkling, and he's able...

  • Theresa Grissom
    Jun 29, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

  • Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
    Dec 08, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

  • Cee
    Oct 26, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

  • Kary H.
    Jun 04, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

  • Leanne C
    Jul 31, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

  • Niki
    Sep 21, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

  • Alex (Briennai)
    Nov 14, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

  • Nannette Demmler
    Oct 13, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

    My name is Ethan, and my dad is a famous graphic novelist, so people expect me to be a great artist too. I'm not. Actually, I'm pretty terrible unless you like stick figures. However, a blot of ink dropped off my dad's sketchpad, and it's come to life! I call him Inkling, and he's able...

    ARC provided by Knopf Books for Young Readers via NetGalley for an honest review. Inkling was just adorable and oh so engaging. I was fascinated with it and could not put it down. I was amazed that the author could give a personality to an inkblot, but he did and I can?t wait to ...

  • Belle Ellrich
    Nov 05, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

  • Kath
    Jul 02, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

  • Pam
    Oct 23, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

    Copy provided by the publisher Ethan's family is struggling after the death of his mother from cancer. Sarah, who has Down Syndrome, wants a puppy desperately, and has to rely on Ethan for much of her care. Their father, a comic books artist who killed off his most successful ch...

    Wow. I thought this book was just going to be a fun middle-grade book about an ink blob! It was so much deeper than that. Ethan is struggling to draw for a class project when Inkling comes into his life. He is able to use Inkling to draw beautiful comics for the project, and he has ...

    *I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL COPY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY* I will admit, I usually stray away from Middle-Grade books. However, I found this to be a perfect opportunity to help get my brothers BACK into reading, as well as sharing t...

    My name is Ethan, and my dad is a famous graphic novelist, so people expect me to be a great artist too. I'm not. Actually, I'm pretty terrible unless you like stick figures. However, a blot of ink dropped off my dad's sketchpad, and it's come to life! I call him Inkling, and he's able...

    ARC provided by Knopf Books for Young Readers via NetGalley for an honest review. Inkling was just adorable and oh so engaging. I was fascinated with it and could not put it down. I was amazed that the author could give a personality to an inkblot, but he did and I can?t wait to ...

    4.5 stars. There is something quite magical about this story. This is a family that needs a little magic to sustain it. Ethan?s mum has passed away and his family is unable to move on. Mired in his own grief his father Peter, a graphic designer and comic book illustrator, has writer?...

    I thought this would be just a cute read, but I didn't expect it to affect me so emotionally. WOW! Kenneth Oppel did a masterful job of making me care for this little ink blot. An ink blot! But I wanted an inkling for myself, not to draw for me, but to just hang out. You know, just ...

    Ethan'mom died, his dad (a graphic novelist) is barely hanging on, and his sister with special needs needs a lot of assistance. Ethan's job on a school project is to draw the panels of a story, nut he cannot draw. An inkblit escapes from his dad's sketchbook, eats ink, and can draw and...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Oct 25, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

  • Basyirah
    Dec 03, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

  • Sam
    Sep 14, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

  • David
    Jun 14, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

  • Blue
    Nov 15, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...

    I just finished an advanced reader?s copy of this Middle School thriller-fantasy. That may not be an actual genre, but it works for me. For pure entertainment, this book checks all the boxes. A likable hero, an original plot, page turning excitement and best of all, Inkling himself, ...

    Thanks to #NetGalley for providing an ARC of this amazing middle-grade book. I'm not sure how Kenneth Oppel made me care for an inkblot so deeply, but he did. Because of that, I could not put this book down. A touching story of creativity, family, loss, friendship, and, ultimately, lov...

    Inkling kicked me in the gut and there was an explosion of feelings. How can such a cute little book be uplifting, heartfelt, immerse and yank at all my feelings? It was glorious and a perfect Middle Grade book that we need! I literally loved this book! I was on holiday we some friend...

  • BookishOwlette
    Dec 10, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

  • TheReadingCornerforAll
    Nov 15, 2018

    Uplifting, heartfelt and very immersive to read. Inkling is such a great character to stand by his family in the storm of need. We could all use an Inkling every once in a while. Ethan is working on a group project for school. Their assignment is to create a graphic novel. Among...

    "No one was awake to see it happen..." Ethan was in a big trouble. He'd been chosen to draw for his group's comic book project. While his dad was a known and talented comic book artist, Peter Rylance, Ethan couldn't draw a stick figure to save a life. One night, an ink blot magicall...

    Books that encourage me to use my imagination, to stretch it, are always a delight. And Inkling was quite a stretch. Imagine an inkblot coming to life. All the things it could become. Ethan Rylance got himself in a big pickle. He volunteered to do the illustrations for his school?...

    *I received an ARC from the publisher for the official blog tour. This does not affect my review.* I read this, and at first I wans't sure what to think. The idea sounded interesting, though the author was new to me, and I hadn't heard much about him or this book. Now I'll admit, I ...

    Super cute! Full review to come soon ...

    Review originally published 27 October 2018 at Falling Letters. Oppel has delivered us another middle grade novel (to my delight, as I wasn?t much of a fan of his previous book, Every Hidden Thing [young adult historical fiction]). Inkling offers a compelling story that plays t...

    Inkling is a wonderful middle grade novel?imaginative, funny, and full of heart. There are delightful illustrations by Sydney Smith that are perfect at capturing the best moments in the novel, starting with the very first page and the nighttime prowling adventure of Rickman the cat. ...

    Ethan is struggling with the artwork for a collaborative graphic novel project he's completing for class. Although he tries hard, he's nowhere near as talented as his father, who is famous for a popular graphic novel series with a superhero. But he gets some unexpected help from an ink...

    Ken Oppel does it again with Inkling; a great novel with lots of kid appeal. The illustrations by Sydney Smith bring Inkling to life. The novel deals with hard issues, depression, death of a parent in a way that children can understand. Inkling's love of books is heartwarming to a book...

    Note: I received an ARC via a book sharing group in exchange for my honest review. (Although the book is now available to purchase.) Kenneth Oppel has penned another charming, fantastical novel for middle grade students. When an ink splotch begins to act like a living creature, need...

    I managed to get an ARC through my Book Portage ARC group. It's a very interesting story that has a little of everything: humour, action, heart. I loved the characters from the title character to Ethan, to his school nemesis. Even the cat was brilliantly written. There are so many ...

    This is hands down one of the best middle grade books I?ve read in a while, hence my devouring it in one sitting. The plot is fun and energetic but the characters are what makes this book incredible. Including Inkling! That little ink blot was a character all his own and he was the c...

    A huge thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book! I absolutely loved Inkling! Such a unique story. From page one, this book had me sucked in. Who knew an ink blot could make such an awesome, lovable character? I cannot wait until this is published and I can share it with students ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this newest novel from Kenneth Oppel. It was humorous and heartwarming with characters that you love and characters that you don't love but you "get." I feel like this novel has layers and would open up some great conversations with readers about things lik...

    This is a story about friendship between a boy and a drop of ink! Yup, a drop of ink! It also has deep themes like recovering from a great loss and taking responsibility while going through the stages of grief. . This was really good! ...

    I really liked this story of Ethan and the live ink blot who befriends him. Ethan's home life is complex without being an Afterschool Special, and he wrestles with ethical dilemmas in an age appropriate way, getting frustrated when his father fails some of the same tests he is set. ...

    This was an uncorrected advance proof that found its way to me from Book Expo. Very clever idea. Great read. Would recommend. ...

    4.25/5 This was really adorable, fun, and bittersweet all at the same time. Kenneth Oppel has done yet another great book with Inkling, ...

    The first book I ever read by Kenneth Oppel was Airborn. I can still remember how my ten-year-old self was just absolutely taken away by this high sea adventure and was left wishing that I could join Matt and Kate on their adventures. Over the years I?ve embarked on so many fantas...