Cornelia Funke - Author

About the Author

The German author Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia. As a child she dreamed of becoming an astronaut – until she discovered the military training involved so she trained to be social worker. During her time as a social worker, Cornelia discovered the kinds of stories that grasped their imaginations. These were the stories she wanted to illustrate – and ultimately to write – the kind that would appeal to bookish children as well as inspiring those children who hadn’t yet had many positive reading experiences. At the age of 35 Cornelia realised her true love of storytelling and became a full-time writer. She has since written over 40 titles ranging from picture books and short novels for young readers

Although she quickly became one of the most popular children’s authors in Germany, Cornelia Funke was hardly known in Britain or the United States – and had it not been for a keen young reader, this could still be the case. Barry Cunningham, the publisher of a small, innovative publishing house in rural England called The Chicken House, received a letter from a bilingual (English and German) young reader, who wanted to know why her favourite author wasn’t published in English. Barry set about the task of tracking down the latest title from Cornelia Funke, Herr der Diebe.

When the English translation, The Thief Lord, was published in the USA by Scholastic in 2002, it entered the New York Times bestseller list straightaway, and proceeded to climb to the number two position.

There has been enormous interest in Cornelia’s novels, with fierce bidding by film company executives for the rights. The Thief Lord movie, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Alexei Sayle, was released in Spring 2006.

Inkheart the movie is released on 12th December 2008, has a stellar cast that includes Helen Mirren as Elinor, Jim Broadbent as Fenoglio and Paul Bettany as Dustfinger.

Cornelia Funke lives in Los Angeles in the USA with her teenage daughter, Anna, and young son, Ben (Benjy). They have a crazy dog, Luna, nicknamed Loonie, and their house is crammed with books and DVDs.

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The Glass of Lead and Gold

The Glass of Lead and Gold

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2018

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?

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2018

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 as she sails to visit her granny. But Molly refuses to cower in fear. She knows something the pirates don't - the real pirate to fear is none other than Molly's own mum, and she won't be pleased to find her daughter kidnapped! International bestseller Cornelia Funke and rising picture book star Kasia Matyjaszek join forces in this laugh-out-loud swashbuckling adventure that celebrates empowered girls everywhere.

Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Firedrake, a brave young dragon, embarks on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way, he discovers extraordinary new friends and a courage he never knew he had. But the greatest enemy of all is never far behind - a heartless monster intent on destroying the last dragons on earth ...

Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather

Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The last winged horses are on the brink of extinction. Three foals lie curled in their eggs in a sanctuary for threatened creatures, where a young dragon rider lives with his silver dragon. The foals are ill, and the pair volunteer to seek the only cure: a Griffin's feather. But Griffins, with the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions, are a dragon's fiercest enemy, and live far across the world in the sweltering jungle. A dangerous and exciting adventure begins ...

Reckless III: The Golden Yarn

Reckless III: The Golden Yarn

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

The third book in Cornelia Funke's internationally bestselling Reckless series After a perilous encounter with an Alder Elf, Jacob must journey into the enchanted Mirrorworld once again. Together with Fox, his beautiful shapeshifting friend, Jacob has no choice but to follow his brother on the trail of the Dark Fairy, who has fled deep into the East: to a land of folklore, Cossacks, spies, time-eating witches and flying carpets. But what exactly is the Dark One running from? The third book in the series, The Golden Yarn is a thrilling tale of courage and fear, jealousy and forbidden desire; in which love has the power both to save a life - and to destroy it.

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/09/2016

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?

The Moonshine Dragon

The Moonshine Dragon

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/09/2016

When a tiny silver dragon is chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight, all sorts of mayhem breaks loose! Soon moonshine magic has shrunk Patrick too, and he is forced to hole up inside his toy castle as the knight attacks the 'fire worm'. Can Patrick defeat the knight and make it to morning? High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Golden Yarn

Golden Yarn

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead? This new force isn't limiting its influence to just Jacob's efforts it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all to well.

Pirate Pig and Ruffleclaw

Pirate Pig and Ruffleclaw

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

This collection includes The Pirate Pig and Ruffleclaw. The Pirate Pig:The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings imagination, adventure, and humor to a swashbuckling audiobook!Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold? Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach. They want to keep her as a pet, but they soon realize Julie is no ordinary pig. She can sniff out treasure! What happens if Barracuda Bill, the greediest and meanest pirate who ever sailed the seas, hears about Julie's special talent?Ruffleclaw:Goodbye, earthworms. Hello, chocolate cake!Ruffleclaw is a furry red monster who lives under a toolshed, and he's sick of eating bugs. When he decides to move in with a family of humans, he climbs right into bed with a boy named Tommy. Tommy wants to keep Ruffleclaw as a pet, but it won't be easy. Ruffleclaw makes huge messeshe spits, he drinks shampoo, and he eats everything in the fridge . . . along with the plates! Can Tommy teach his monster to behave?

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

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? Part of Barrington Stoke's picture book range for all the family, with easy-read font.

Monster Busters

Monster Busters

Author: Cornelia Funke, Glenys Ambrus Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2015

A mad-cap, thrilling monster adventure - with extra monsters! Fun and quirky tale from Inkheart author Cornelia Funke. When Rosa comes across a real live monster in the fun fair Ghost Train, she and her friend Ivan manage to fight it off and become the monster busters! And it turns out that there are monsters everywhere they look - but not all of them need busting...High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.

The Monster From The Blue Planet

The Monster From The Blue Planet

Author: Cornelia Funke, Elys Dolan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2015

Hugely fun space adventure from international bestseller Cornelia Funke, with full colour illustrations by award-winning Elys Dolan. Zaleb is fascinated by the solar system and when she gets her very own spaceship for her birthday, she decides to go on an adventure! She's always loved the tales about the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there, so she decides to catch one to be her pet. But Izzy isn't about to be anybody's pet...! Can the two become friends? High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Emma and the Blue Genie

Emma and the Blue Genie

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings her signature imagination, adventure, and humor to a magical full-color chapter book for young readers! One night, Emma finds a mysterious green bottle floating in the ocean. When she pulls out the stopper, she sets a blue genie free! Most genies grant three wishes, but Karim can't grant even one anymore. A yellow genie stole his magic nose ring, leaving him small, powerless, and trapped in that bottle. Emma and her noodle-tailed dog have to help Karim get his nose ringand his magicback!

Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs

Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs

Author: Cornelia Funke, Sarah Horne Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2014

A delightful story from a top author. With treasure trails, dune pigs and the occasional visiting mermaid, there's never a dull moment in Sandy Cove, as a gang of children find out when they visit the holiday village one hot summer! High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Young Werewolf

Young Werewolf

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Fun supernatural tale. Matt is returning home from the cinema when a yellow-eyed monster bites his hand and his whole world - and body - changes. Helped by his best friend Lisa and teacher Mrs Ruskin, they have just two days to find a cure before the curse takes hold forever! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Ghost Knight

Ghost Knight

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. He never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure... Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder, while being haunted by ghosts intent on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question - can Longspee really be trusted? A thrilling tale of bravery, friendship - and ghosts!

Fearless

Fearless

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.

Fearless

Fearless

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.

Ghost Knight

Ghost Knight

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. Then again, he never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts, either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure....Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder while being haunted by terrifying spirits, their bloodless faces set on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question: Can Longspee truly be trusted?

The Summer Gang

The Summer Gang

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

It's the summer holidays, and Charlie forms a gang with best friends, Hannah, Izzie and Xa. They call themselves the C.H.I.X. after the first letters of their names. Together they promise to keep each other's secrets, and have the best adventures ever! Even when a bunch of boys puts their friendship to the test .

Inkdeath

Inkdeath

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

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.

Inkspell

Inkspell

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

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.

Inkheart

Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives for ever.

Reckless

Reckless

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2010

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.

Reckless

Reckless

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2010

Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . .For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld's secrets and treasures.Not anymore.His younger brother has followed him.Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. . . . Unless he can find a way to stop it.

Inkdeath

Inkdeath

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2008

Caught between the covers of a cursed story Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the enchanted book Inkheart drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical. Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentices, and now, under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land is in bloody chaos, its characters far beyond the control of Fenoglio, their author. Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo inks a dangerous deal with Death itself. There yet remains a faint hope of changing the cursed storyif only he can fill its pages fast enough.Inkdeaththe captivating final tale in the Inkheart trilogy.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Wildest Brother

The Wildest Brother

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2008

Ben is a fearless young boy - as brave as a lion, as strong as an elephant. Nothing can distract him from the tireless task of protecting his big sister, Anna. He gallantly spends his day fending off mouldy green ghosts, slime-burping monsters, robbers and wild beasts. But when the day is over and darkness descends, Ben stops feeling quite so brave - and realises that sometimes it is his sister who does the protecting. Just the story to settle wild brothers and sisters for bedtime!

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2008

Its an icky, sticky situationLook out for ghost goo! Dripping sticky green slime wherever it goes, an ASG (thats Averagely Spooky Ghost) is hiding out in Toms cellar. Why? Because its being haunted, too by a much bigger, way badder Incredibly Revolting Ghost (IRG, for anyone new to ghouls). And the IRG is the kind of ghost that uses its head as a ginormous bellowing bowling ball, gross! Good thing for Tom his grandmas best friend just happens to be a world-famous ghosthunter

When Santa Fell to Earth

When Santa Fell to Earth

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Mischievous reindeer Twinklestar has bolted - leaving real-life Santa Claus Niklas to fall from the sky in his Christmas caravan! Luckily he crash-lands in a friendly neighbourhood, where two children come to his rescue. But he's still in terrible danger. For on his trail are Gerold Goblynch and his bad Santas from Yule Land, who will stop at nothing to steal Christmas! A big-hearted story of two children's adventures to save the last real Santa on earth.

Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2007

Igraine, who turns twelve tomorrow, dreams of becoming a famous knight. But today, like most days, life at the family castle remains . . . rather boring. Until the nefarious nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. Greedy Osmunds got a dastardly plan to capture Pimpernel Castle and steal the singing magic books that belong to Igraines mom and dad. Complicating matters, on the eve of the siege her parents misspeak a spell and turn themselves into pigs! (How inconvenient.)Igraines birthday wish has come true, and the challenge is bigger than she ever bargained for: Will she face her fears and find the courage to save the dayand the books?

Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2007

An adventure is what Igraine wishes for most in the world - and on her twelfth birthday she finds one! Everyone at Castle Pimpernel is looking forward to Igraine's birthday. But when her magical present goes wrong and her parents turn themselves into pigs, it's up to Igraine to put things right - even if that means facing giants, three-headed dragons and a particularly Spiky Knight.

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2007

To earn his Ghosthunting Diploma, Toms got to nab a deadly Twelfth Messenger. But while on the hunt in the haunted town of Bogpool, Tom stumbles into the mucked-up lair of a mud-loving minotaur who has an entire army of ghosts at his command. Suddenly theres a lot more at stake than Toms graduation. This raging beast is dead-set on doomsdayand thats no bull!

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2007

Watch out for ghost goo! Tom's stuck at home with his horrible sister, Lola. But there's something stickier hiding out in his cellar - a slime-dripping ghost called Hugo! But harmless Hugo is in the goo too, because he's being haunted - by a much bigger, badder, Incredibly Revolting Ghost. Lucky for Tom that his Granny's best friend just happens to be a world-famous ghosthunter ...

Princess Pigsty

Princess Pigsty

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

It's a pig's life being a princess! Young princess Isabella has it all - but has had enough of all of it. Isabella has had enough of being waited on hand and foot, of having to smile all the time, and of wearing beautiful dresses that she can't climb trees in. So when the king banishes her to the pigsty, his punishment backfires - Isabella's happier there than a pig in mud!

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2007

Shes 400 Years OldShes Totally Moldy, and ShesSpoiling for a Fight!Horrifying things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with Tiny Biting Ghosts (or TIBIGs, in official ghosthunter code). And now it appears as if the murderous spirit of a brutal Baroness has taken hold of the land-lady, infecting her with a killer case of hichichiccups!Of course Hugo the Averagely Spooky Ghost is instantly smitten with Her Hideous Highness, only to find out that love stinks! And it smells something awful, too. Looks like the time has come for Tom to put an end to the foul play and concoct a plan that will dispel this decaying royal for good.From the Compact Disc edition.

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2006

Can Tom and the team dampen the spiritpermanently!of a fiery phantom, or are they about to get burned? Boy hero Tom, Hugo the Averagely Spooky Ghost, and famed ghoul hunter Hetty Hyssop have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No spook can defeat themuntil their too close encounter with a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This superheated specter (or GILIG, in ghosthunter-speak) has taken over the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where its passing its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves! Maybe Hugos slime can douse the flaming phantomor maybe the ghosthunters plan is doomed to go up in smoke. . . . Get scared silly!

Inkspell

Inkspell

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life - and changed her life forever.But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval inkscape once more.Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long both are caught inside the book, too. There they meet Inkheart's author, Fenoglio, now living within his own story. But the tale is much changed, and threatening to evolve in ways none of them would have ever imagined. Will Meggie, Farid, and Fenoglio manage to write the wrongs of a charmed world? Or is their story on the brink of a very bad ending?

When Santa Fell to Earth

When Santa Fell to Earth

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

Santa has landed in a whole lot of trouble! Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan-loving but lightning-shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm just two weeks before Christmas. Luckily he's (literally!) dropped into a nice neighborhood. But Santa's not safe. The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children's wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his grinchlike tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons if he's ever to rescue Christmas!

Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven--which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy and dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.

Inkheart

Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

From the author of the sensational New York Times bestseller The Thief Lord comes a thrilling new adventure about magic and self-discovery.Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a bookbinder. But her father has a deep secret--he possesses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?

Thief Lord

Thief Lord

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the ';Thief Lord."e; Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2000

Winter has come early to Venice. Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys' new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

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