By: Kenneth Oppel

Illustrator: Sydney Smith

The Rylance family needs help. Dad has writer’s block. Ethan promises to illustrate a school project—even though he can't draw. Sarah wants a puppy. And they all miss Mom. Enter Inkling, an inkblot that leaps off the page of Mr. Rylance's sketchbook.

Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781524772826

JLG Release: Mar 2019

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Sensitive Areas: Mild language
Topics: Fathers and sons , Comics , Graphic novels , Art and drawing , Grief , Alcohol , Family life , Ink blots , School , Friendship

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Upper Elementary & Junior High

Grades 5-7

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Awards & Honors

2020 Silver Birch Award Fiction Nominee
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
MRLS Cream of the Crop - 2019
NYPL Best Books for Kids - 2018

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Book Details



First Release

March 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.6; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.7; Points: 11;


Level 650L


Print Book


Library edition with trade jacket added



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language


Fathers and sons, Comics, Graphic novels, Art and drawing, Grief, Alcohol, Family life, Ink blots, School, Friendship,

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