Violet is a young princess who wishes she could show the world that she. Rowlings book, but she missed the most important lessons. Deeming her a unique talent, time magazine included cornelia on its time 100, an annual list of the most influential people in the world. She has been compared internationally with jk rowling, the author of the harry potter series. Not much is known about her parents but she was born and also grew up in the german town dorsten which is located in the westphilia region. Creator of the popular inkheart trilogy and recipient of numerous literary awards in the u. Ein wunderbares buch zum selber lesen, vorlesen oder verschenken. She has won the book sense childrens literature award twice and the roswitha prize, and was voted into time magazines list of 100 most influential people in 2005. Her most famous books include thief lord, inkheart and dragon rider, all of these are new york times bestselling books. Cornelia maria funke is a multiple awardwinning german author of childrens fiction. Many of her books have now been translated into english.
As a child, she wanted to become an astronaut andor a pilot, but then decided to study pedagogy at the university of hamburg. The german author, cornelia funke was born in 1958 in dorsten, in the german region of westphalia. Cornelia funke if i was a book, i would like to be a library book, so i would be taken home by all different sorts of kids. Tintenwelttrilogie, published in the united kingdom between 20042008. When cornelia funke goes to work, she steps into another world one filled with unicorns, elves, fairies, and enchanted forests.
April 2, 2012 with time running out, aptly named treasure hunter jacob reckless returns to mirrorworld, desperately seeking a way to prevent his own death in this riveting sequel to reckless 2010. For example, before writing inkheart, she researched about booksellers, book collectors, book thieves and even book murderers as well as reading about martens and fire. Many of cornelia s titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. Cornelia funke is the hugely successful author of the inkheart trilogy, the thief lord and a whole host of other popular childrens novels and picture books. Cornelia funke has 207 books on goodreads with 1252338 ratings. This book was a fantasy story centered on a 12year old book lover whose father had an extraordinary gift of bringing the world of books to her life. Cornelia funke is currently the most successful german author of books for young people. Master storyteller cornelia funkes real world of fantasy. Cornelia funke books, author biography, and reading level.
She was born in 1958 in the german town of dorsten. Cornelia funke followed the success of her two books the dragon rider and the thief lord with yet another success. Inkdeath picks up with the now immortal, but slowly decaying, evil adderhead, ruler of the southern part of the inkworld, his brotherinlaw the milksop king of ombra, and his trusty righthand man, the piper, ruling over the small village of ombra. Cornelia funke was born 1958 in dorsten, westphalia.
Sep 24, 2015 the writer cornelia funke, who imagined a world in which readers can summon characters out of books, will be unleashing a whirlwind from the pages of her latest novel herself, as she becomes the. Cornelia funke is a multiple awardwinning german author, best known for writing the inkworld trilogy as well as the thief lord. It is the third novel in the inkheart trilogy, following inkheart and inkspell. The official website of bestselling author cornelia funke, where you will find all the latest news and much more about cornelia and her books, including the mirrorworld series, the inkheart trilogy, dragon rider, the thief lord, and, and, and. Author cornelia funke launches own publishing company. Inkheart by cornelia funke author illustrator cornelia funke, book tattoo, book. In september 2003 her book tintenherz was released.
And for elinor, who lent me her name, although i didnt use it for an elf queen. She started as a book illustrator but then decided to write her own stories. Cornelia funke joins selfpublishing revolution books. Following university, she worked for three years as a social worker in an educational project, working with children from difficult backgrounds. Many of cornelias titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. Cornelia funke books list of books by author cornelia funke. Inkheart 01 inkheart by cornelia funke translated from the german by anthea bell 2 dedication for anna, who even put the lord of the rings aside for a while to read this book. After completing a course in book illustration at the hamburg state college of design, she worked as a childrens book illustrator and designed board games. In addition to the inkheart books, she wrote the ghosthunters, mirrorworld, and wild chicks fantasyadventure series. Cornelia funke was born to karlheinz funke and helmi funke on 10 december, 1958. She is best known for her inkheart trilogy, and also writes the ghosthunters series. The official website of bestselling author cornelia funke, where you will find all the latest news and much more about cornelia and her books, including the. Bestselling childrens author and illustrator cornelia funke, citing creative differences with her publisher and a growing wish for more artistic freedom, is starting her own press, called. Teenage offspring of the herondales, carstairs, fairchilds, and other angeldescended nephilim continue their families demonfighting ways amid a round of elegant london balls, soirees, salons, picnics, and romantic.
Visit this audio slideshow for a peek inside cornelia funke s writing room. The inkheart trilogy has 8 entries in the series overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Author cornelia funke was born in dorsten, germany in 1958. Julia argert sich uber ihren adventskalender aus papie. Funke is best known for the inkheart trilogy, and her work fits mainly into the fantasy and adventure genres. Much like many other fantasy novels, cornelia funkes books also. Amongst her best known books is the inkheart trilogy. Beurteilung tintenherz frau resa folchart meggie folchart mortimar folchart mutter freund tante freund geschwister 2005. She grew up in dorsten, a town located in the northern edge of the german ruhr region. The inkworld books, which have won the 2003 mildred l. Awardwinning author cornelia funke answers questions from students and teachers about her books and her writing process. Funke is best known for her inkheart trilogy originally in german. Inkheart 01 inkheart by cornelia funke translated from the german by anthea bell 2 dedication for anna, who even put the lord of the rings aside for a while to read.
Silvertongue sagely says to his daughter, stories never really end, meggie, even if the books like to pretend they. After graduating from university, she worked as a social worker for three years. Cornelia funke is germanys bestselling childrens author after j. Cornelia funke was an illustrator before she became the wellknown author of the inkheart books. In november cornelia funke herself joined the message board to answer some students questions. Batchelder award as well as the 2004 and 2006 booksense book of the year childrens literature awards, have gained incredible attention, and funke has been dubbed the german j. Although she is one of germanys bestselling childrens book authors, she was relatively unknown in the united states until the chicken house, whose books are published by scholastic in the united states, published the thief lord in september 2002. After finishing her studies, funke worked for three years as a social worker. They set harsher taxes and loot what they can from the villages. Deep beneath the ocean, in a city built of sunken ships, live merpups lilly and fin.
One of germanys bestloved childrens authors, cornelia funke first established her huge international fan base with the publication of the new york times bestseller dragon rider. Cornelia funke was born in 1958 in the town of dorsten in westphalia, germany to karlheinz and helmi funke. Cornelia funke is a multiple awardwinning german illustrator and storyteller, who writes fantasy for all ages of readers. Funke has sold over 20 million copies of her books worldwide. Order of cornelia funke books cornelia funke is a german author of adventure and fantasy childrensya novels. As a child, she wanted to become an astronaut andor a pilot, but then she decided to study pedagogy at the university of hamburg. Cornelia funke is an internationally bestselling, multipleawardwinning author, best known for writing the inkworld trilogy, dragon rider, and the thief lord. In 2005, time magazine named cornelia funke among its 100 most influential men and women. Cornelia funke audiobooks download instantly today. As for the illustrations, there was no guideline at all on the part of the. She is also the author of an acclaimed ya fantasy trilogy that includes inkheart, inkspell, and inkdeath. She was born on 10 december 1958 in dorsten, north rhinewestphalia. Since having brought cornelia funke s stories to readers in the us and uk and around the world, weve been working with a growing roster of authors, literary agencies, and publishers to help make their stories leap across languages and. Thats why young women pack their things and leave for a new life.
Inkspell by cornelia funke 20051001 hardcover january 1, 1892 by cornelia funke author. Cornelia funke, author of the international bestseller the thief lord, makes her brilliant debut as a picturebook writer with this winning tale of a young princesss adventure. Inkheart was the first part of a trilogy which was continued with inkspell 2005, which won funke her second booksense book of the. Visit this audio slideshow for a peek inside cornelia funkes writing room. She has illustrated many of cornelias books and her pictures always hit the right note for. She has won the book sense childrens literature award twice and the roswitha prize, and was voted into time magazines list of 100 most influential.
She was born in 1958 and has sold a million copies of her books for young people and children. Buy a cheap copy of tintenblut book by cornelia funke. In the year 2003, cornelia funke wrote another award winning novel, the inkheart. Cornelia funke, mai, material, arabic calligraphy, january, photo illustration. Cornelia funke biography childhood, life achievements. Cornelia funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of the thief lord, dragon rider, and the inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers.
In the fall of 2002, she made her brilliant debut in the englishlanguage market with the release of the new york times bestseller the thief lord. Rowling of germany, the bestselling author of such titles as the thief lord 2002 and inkheart 2003 rattles away at the keyboard in her writing house for several hours a day, dreaming up tales that center on. Tintentod is a 2007 young adult fantasy novel by cornelia funke. The writer cornelia funke, who imagined a world in which readers can summon characters out of books, will be unleashing a whirlwind from the pages of. Cornelia funkes own success is now international, demonstrating the universal appeal and power of her storytelling. Pacing is essential, and books dont get long by larding them up with lots of unnecessary description and pointless toing and froing. Cornelia funke one of germanys bestloved childrens authors, cornelia funke first established her huge international fan base with the publication of the new york times bestseller dragon rider. Inkheart propelled cornelia funke to global success, making her one of the.632 953 142 585 399 521 722 1452 618 1374 576 428 1323 1466 204 63 627 1407 890 868 1161 121 224 571 603 329 180 686 1101 1168 139 1365 840