The first book in Cornelia Funke's internationally celebrated
trilogy - magical, thrilling and mesmerising.
don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the
joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading' Diana Wynne Jones
loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder,
although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously
disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger
knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces
Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that
will change their lives for ever.
Also a major film starring
Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany and Brendan Fraser!
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Cornelia Funke is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories. Cornelia lives with her family in LA.More about Cornelia Funke