Cornelia Funke

The Labyrinth of the Faun

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.

A Look Inside INKHEART. . .

DW Akademie recently published this in-depth piece that takes a look at the creation of Inkheart. Did you know?…after Inkheart was published, Cornelia Funke quickly followed it with Inkspell and Inkdeath, each coming out just two years later!

Find out more about Inkheart, and the story behind the story, here.

Environmentalism Every Day

Did you know that an estimated 100 million birds die each year from plastic detritus (great word, bad stuff)? There are so many things small and large that we can do to help the environment, from reducing our use of disposable plastics, to supporting clean water initiatives and better environmental infrastructure.

Throwback: BNOER events

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since we were travelling up and down the West Coast reading THE BOOK NO ONE EVER READ. Cornelia loved introducing Morry to kids (and readers of all ages!) from Los Angeles, to San Francisco, to Portland.

In San Francisco, Cornelia read to a rapt multi-lingual audience on a toadstool at Charlie's Corner. In Manhattan Beach, we sat on the library floor with a bunch of youngsters, and Cornelia drew book animals like the ones peppering the pages! 

What's your favorite children's story?

Throwback! The Original Wild Chicks

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?”