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    Meeting at Cafe del Rey for MirrorWorld exhibition at ESMoA next year. Boats reminding of other oceans:) http://t.co/4YK6z7Xs79
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Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the INKHEART trilogy, THE THIEF LORD and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books.

Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories. She quickly established her reputation as one of Germany's best loved children's authors with her series Gespensterjäger (Ghosthunters) and the Wilden Hühner (the first two books of which series are published in the UK as C.H.I.X. THE SUMMER GANG and C.H.I.X. THE NEW GIRL).

Her international break-through came with the fantasy novel DRAGON RIDER, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of THE THIEF LORD, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.

INKHEART, the first book in the INKHEART trilogy, followed, winning the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award. INKSPELL continued the trilogy's success, winning a second BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award in 2006. The trilogy concluded with INKDEATH, in 2008. INKHEART the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in the same year.

RECKLESS (first published in hardback in 2010) marked the start of Funke's exciting new Mirrorworld series, and is followed by FEARLESS this January (2013), along with a reissue of RECKLESS.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California in the USA.'


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Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs
Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+  Best-selling author Cornelia Funke has created five great seaside mini-adventures which capture all the delights of a holiday in Sandy Cove. Mia, Joe, Anna, Tom and Ben all have quite different kinds of adventures –...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2014
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The Moonshine Dragon
The Moonshine Dragon
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ When a tiny dragon escapes from the pages of the story he has been reading, Patrick can hardly believe his eyes. But when a White Knight on a charger follows, Patrick soon finds himself...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2014
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Young Werewolf
Young Werewolf
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8  Matt was your average boy until a dangerous encounter awakens a wolf inside of him! This is a fun supernatural story from the internationally bestselling author of Inkheart. It will grip you from the...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2013
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Fearless
Reader Reviewed Fearless
Cornelia Funke
January 2013 Book of the Month    Best-selling Cornelia Funke has an exceptional gift for creating gloriously gothic otherworlds in which the unusual and seemingly impossible can – and does- happen. Part two of the Mirrrorworld series, Fearless follows Reckless...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2013
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Reckless
Reader Reviewed Reckless
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful new imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters. Searching for his missing father, Jacob Reckless steps through the mirror into a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2013
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Ghost Knight
Ghost Knight
Cornelia Funke
November 2012 Book of the Month  A thrilling ghost story set in a boarding school situated right in the heart of Salisbury Cathedral. Eleven year old Jon Whitcroft doesn’t want to be packed off to boarding school and is sure...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2012
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Reckless
Reckless
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful new imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters. Searching for his missing father, Jacob Reckless steps through the mirror into a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
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Reckless
Reckless
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful new imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters. Searching for his missing father, Jacob Reckless steps through the mirror into a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2010
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Inkdeath: Inkheart 3
Inkdeath: Inkheart 3
Cornelia Funke
Cornelia Funke’s acclaimed Inkheart trilogy, whilst rooted in the real world, sweeps beyond words to the Inkworld, a richly imagined parallel place that is the stuff of classic fairy tales that rivals Tolkien in its mastery. Inkdeath is a magnificently...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2009
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Inkheart Trilogy (slipcase)
Inkheart Trilogy (slipcase)
Cornelia Funke
This superb trilogy transports the reader to the Inkworld, where the words of one man become reality.  Follow Meggie as she enters this magical place, and experience the adventure which culminates in the truly enthralling Inkdeath.  Inkheart the movie,...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2008
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Inkheart Movie Edition
Inkheart Movie Edition
Cornelia Funke
Impeccably written, this is a real treasure trove of imagination, nail-biting drama and characters so cleverly drawn that you feel you know every one of them personally. Inkworld is a marvellous place of magical realism, full of adventure, passion and excitement...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2008
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Inkheart Movie Storybook
Inkheart Movie Storybook
Cornelia Funke
This is the perfect book to introduce younger siblings of Inkheart fans to the world of Inkworld prior to the movie release in January.  Inkheart is an enthralling tale of loyalty, passion and betrayal, with Cornelia’s trademark wit, warmth and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2008
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The Wildest Brother
The Wildest Brother
Cornelia Funke
A wild adventure with a gentle undertone of sibling love. The illustrations are full of character, wit, and child-like imagination. A great picture book to settle those wild brothers and sisters at bedtime.
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2008
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Igraine The Brave
Igraine The Brave
Cornelia Funke
This is a charming fairytale with a twist from a much-loved, best-selling author. With Cornelia’s trademark wit, warmth and quirky characterization, readers from 7 upwards can’t fail to be charmed by a feisty heroine and her big-hearted adventures amongst her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2008
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Igraine The Brave
Igraine The Brave
Cornelia Funke
This is a charming fairytale with a twist from a much-loved, best-selling author. With Cornelia’s trademark wit, warmth and quirky characterization, readers from 7 upwards can’t fail to be charmed by a feisty heroine and her big-hearted adventures amongst her...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2007
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Inkspell: Inkheart 2
Inkspell: Inkheart 2
Cornelia Funke
A fantastic, magical adventure in which 12 year old Meggie finds out the perils of reading as the imaginary becomes real. A sequel to Inkheart, Meggie’s first adventure with characters who came out of a book, here Dustfinger the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2006
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Pirate Girl
Pirate Girl
Cornelia Funke
Captain Firebeard may be the terror of the high seas and the ability to make honest seafaring folk shake like jelly but Pirate Girl Molly isn’t afraid of him. This tale of feisty Molly and how she ‘bests’...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2006
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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
 Shortlisted for the Marsh Award 2006. A terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas.  We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the...
Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2005
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Inkheart: Inkheart 1
Inkheart: Inkheart 1
Cornelia Funke
Impeccably written, this is a real treasure trove of imagination, nail-biting drama and characters so cleverly drawn that you feel you know every one of them personally. Inkworld is a marvellous place of magical realism, full of adventure, passion and excitement...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2004
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