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Cornelia Funke - Author

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart triology, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books.

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 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.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California in the USA.

If you like Cornelia Funke you might also like to read books by Joan Aiken, Garth Nix and Philip Pullman.

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Reader ReviewedReckless III: The Golden Yarn
Cornelia Funke
November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world | Cornelia Funke has an extraordinarily fertile imagination, which is fed and inspired by the old fairy...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Reader ReviewedReckless II: Living Shadows
Cornelia Funke
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, Living Shadows, follows The Petrified Flesh and catches up...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedReckless I: The Petrified Flesh
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful 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 strange,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/09/2016
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The Moonshine Dragon
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Monica Armino
Interest Age 5-8 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 playing a very...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Monica Armino
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child There's a definite air of chivalry to this new picture book from the bestselling author of the Inkheart...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Monica Armino
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child There's a definite air of chivalry to this new picture book from the bestselling author of the Inkheart...
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Format: Hardback | Released 15/09/2015
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Monster Busters
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Glenys Ambrus
Interest Age 5-8 Rosa and her friend Ivan have three monster escapades in this short but satisfying little collection. There's an encounter with a real life monster in a ghost train for Rosa – Ivan comes to the rescue; high...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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The Monster from the Blue Planet
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Elys Dolan
Interest Age 5-8 Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She's fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little girl she captures,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, 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 quality...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Interest Age 5-8 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 – some real...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2014
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Young Werewolf
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by David Roberts
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2013
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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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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
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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...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2008
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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
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
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.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2008
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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
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: Hardback | Released 03/09/2007
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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
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'...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2006
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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2005
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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2004
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