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Cornelia Funke - Author

About the Author

Cornelia Funke’s bestselling Inkheart trilogy has been a huge hit and been made into a major motion picture. She has won the Book Sense Children’s Literature Award twice and the Roswitha Prize. She was voted into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005. 

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Other books by Cornelia Funke

The Aurelia Curse

The Aurelia Curse

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2021

The third dragon adventure from the legendary author of Inkheart, Cornelia Funke - over one million English language copies of DRAGON RIDER sold worldwide, and now a major movie on Sky Cinema! 'A warm-hearted dream of a book.' THE GUARDIAN on Dragon Rider Ben and the Greenblooms must protect a mythical new creature rising from the ocean that can bring light or darkness to whoever it first meets - a vast, mythical Aurelia. It's a race against time to protect it, for if the Aurelia is hurt, all fabulous creatures will vanish from Earth. In the end though, it may take the arrival of the original silver dragon, Firedrake, to help save them all ... * Dragons, myth and magic unite in the third instalment of Cornelia Funke's bestselling epic fantasy-adventure series! * Dragon Rider has now been adapted for the big screen in a major animation with a stellar cast including Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart, available on Sky Cinema. * Features stunning cover artwork and maps from Laura Ellen Anderson.

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Author: Cornelia Funke Illustrator: Monica Armino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Sir Tristan and his cat Terrible Tab have decimated the mouse population of Raven Castle. Can the last survivors defeat the ferocious feline with the help of some homemade armour and a heroic mouse knight? A brilliant fantasy adventure from global bestseller Cornelia Funke, now in a hi-lo, dyslexia-friendly format for the struggling middle grade reader.

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Author: Cornelia Funke Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Ferocious Captain Firebeard and the crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas. But the dastardly pirates meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl called Molly. Molly also knows the real pirate to fear is her own mum, and she won't be pleased to find her daughter kidnapped! A swashbuckling adventure from global bestseller Cornelia Funke, now in a hi-lo, dyslexia-friendly format for the struggling middle grade reader.

Inkdeath (2020 reissue)

Inkdeath (2020 reissue)

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The third and final book in Cornelia Funke's internationally celebrated trilogy - magical, thrilling and mesmerising. 'I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading' Diana Wynne Jones on Inkheart Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the story of Inkheart magically drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages. With Dustfinger dead, and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost - lost between the covers of a book. But as winter comes on there is reason to hope - if only Meggie and Mo can rewrite the wrongs of the past and make a dangerous pact with death.

Inkheart (2020 reissue)

Inkheart (2020 reissue)

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A gorgeous new edition of the first book in Cornelia Funke's internationally celebrated trilogy - magical, thrilling and mesmerising. 'I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading' Diana Wynne Jones Meggie loves stories, but her father, Mo, hasn't read to her since her mother disappeared. When a stranger knocks at their door, Mo is forced to reveal an extraordinary secret - when he reads aloud, words come alive, and dangerous characters step out of the pages. Suddenly Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read about in books, but this one will change her life for ever ... A thrilling and magical adventure about stories and the imagination they inspire Also a major film from the makers of The Lord of the Rings, starring Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany and Brendan Fraser! The adventure continues in books 2 and 3, Inkspell and Inkdeath Cornelia Funke is the critically-acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Dragon Rider and The Thief Lord

Inkspell (2020 reissue)

Inkspell (2020 reissue)

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The second book in Cornelia Funke's internationally celebrated trilogy - magical, thrilling and mesmerising. 'I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading' Diana Wynne Jones Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages, and changed her life for ever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater, torn from his world of words, the need to return has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, he sets in motion a dangerous reversal that sees the characters of Inkheart transported to a charmed Inkworld, about to be fought over by rival rebels and princes ... A thrilling and magical series about stories and the imagination they inspire Book 1, Inkheart, is now a major movie starring Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany and Brendan Fraser! The adventure continues in book 3, Inkdeath Cornelia Funke is the critically-acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Dragon Rider and The Thief Lord

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

International bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world - not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales. This wonderful selection of 13 tales includes: The Tale of the Firebird (Russia) The Boy Who Drew Cats (Japan) The Frog Princess (Ukraine) The Six Swans (Germany) The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss out of Necessity (Sweden) Kotura, Lord of the Winds (Siberia)

The Glass of Lead and Gold

The Glass of Lead and Gold

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

In a land of elves, mermaids and trolls, true magic is where you least expect it... In the snow-covered city of Londra, young Tabetha survives by finding treasures in the mudbanks of the river Themse. On Christmas Eve, a sinister stranger asks her to keep her eyes open for a priceless, long-lost magical object: the Glass of Lead and Gold. As word of the Glass spreads across the city, Tabetha finds herself with some unlikely companions, not least a one-armed girl and a rather impressive soup chef. But will Tabetha discover that there are even greater fortunes to be found than the magical Glass?

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