We have a big announcement from Cornelia and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro: the novelization of Pan’s Labyrinth that they’ve collaborated on, will be published in the US and UK on July 2nd, 2019! Cornelia worked with del Toro on The Labyrinth of the Faun for several years, exchanging drafts and notes. Alongside the novelization of his story, Cornelia also wrote nearly a dozen short stories, offshoots of the original tale often about characters on the periphery, which expand upon motifs from the original.
Our friends at Pushkin Press published Cornelia Funke’s latest addition to the Reckless series/MirrorWorld this fall: The Glass of Lead & Gold.
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.
We took The Wild Chicks out of doors this week in a spurt of beautiful California autumn. Just imagine all the mischief Charlie and the gang could get into here...these girls would probably spend hours exploring the canyons, finding desert wildlife, and climbing lots of trees!
Greetings, booklovers! Breaking Wild Chicks news: while the Chicks have begun their 'flight' to the bookstores, they're not quite there yet! . . .
from the desk of Cornelia Funke: I love to write fantasy, so why did I ever write girls’ books (which I never read when I was young)? Because one day my editor said: “Cornelia, would you write a book without dragons or fairies for a change?” …
If you've already read The Griffin's Feather, you've met a character named Inua Ellams—in the story, he's a talented singer and member of FREEFAB.