Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord and numerous other children's novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, she worked as a social worker for a few years before turning first to illustration and then to writing. Her books have now sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 37 languages.
A nostalgic fantasy, playing with the conventions of Russian fairy tale Telegraph, Book of the Year A wonderful storyteller Sunday Times Germany's answer to JK Rowling Telegraph A master Independent A highly distinctive imagination Daily Mail A born storyteller Guardian A superb series of books. They are certainly intriguing and mesmerising in the telling The School Librarian