The Griffin's Feather

The Griffin's Feather Notebooks

Whenever Cornelia Funke starts thinking about a new story, she starts with an A4 notebook.

Story ideas often begin for Cornelia with jotted notes, sketches, and clippings of pictures that catch her eye. Then those jotted notes—a character’s habits, description of a landscape—grow until she’s finished the first handwritten draft!


Cornelia's long-awaited sequel to Dragon Rider has flown into bookstores in the U.S. and Canada. After over a decade, Ben, Firedrake, and friends old and new are back, and part of FREEFAB, a conversation organization that aids magical creatures and the humans who love them. 

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.