Cornelia Funke
Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia, Germany. Following a post-graduate course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, Cornelia worked as a designer and illustrator of children's books. But disappointment in the way some of the stories were told, combined with her desire to draw fantastic creatures and magical worlds, inspired her to write her own stories. At the age of 35 Cornelia realized her true love of storytelling and became a full-time writer. She has since written more than 40 books, ranging from illustrated titles and short novels for young readers.

Thanks to a young German girl living in Britain, Funke was brought to the attention of Barry Cunningham, Publisher and Managing Director of the Chicken House, now an imprint of Scholastic. When the little girl demanded to know why her favorite author's books were not available in English, Cunningham set about the task of tracking down Funke's latest title at that time, Herr der Diebe. He published its English translation, The Thief Lord, and it immediately entered the New York Times bestseller list, where it climbed to the #2 position and spent more than twenty-five weeks. It also appeared on the USA Today bestseller list and won the prestigious Mildred L. Batchelder Award for the best translated children's book of the year; the Book Sense Book of the Year Award; and many other accolades.

Funke followed up The Thief Lord with a string of enormously successful novels. Inkheart, the first title in her acclaimed trilogy, has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. Both Inkheart and the other two novels in the trilogy Inkspell, and Inkdeath spent months on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered numerous awards. For younger readers, Funke has also written the popular Ghosthunter series, Igraine the Brave, and When Santa Fell to Earth.

The author lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, (her family moved from Hamburg, Germany in 2005 to have greater involvement in the making of the Inkheart movie).
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Release Date: December 01, 2015
Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected.
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Author: Cornelia Funke and Oliver Latsch | Narrator: Cornelia Funke
Release Date: November 10, 2015
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, hilarious illustrations, and pet monsters.
 
Goodbye, earthworms. Hello, chocolate cake.
 
Ruffleclaw is a furry red monster who lives under a toolshed, and he’s sick of eating bugs.
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Author: Cornelia Funke and Oliver Latsch | Narrator: Cornelia Funke
Release Date: November 10, 2015
This collection includes The Pirate Pig and Ruffleclaw.

The Pirate Pig.
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings imagination, adventure, and humor to a swashbuckling audiobook.
 
Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold.
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Author: Cornelia Funke and Oliver Latsch | Narrator: Cornelia Funke
Release Date: November 10, 2015
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings imagination, adventure, and humor to a swashbuckling full-color chapter book.
 
Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold. Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach.
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Author: Cornelia Funke and Oliver Latsch | Narrator: Cornelia Funke
Release Date: October 14, 2014
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings her signature imagination, adventure, and humor to a magical full-color chapter book for young readers.
 
One night, Emma finds a mysterious green bottle floating in the ocean.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Elliot Hill
Release Date: April 02, 2013
Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke.

Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Elliot Hill
Release Date: May 08, 2012
Jon didn't expect to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts at his new boarding school. Now he and his friend Ella must uncover a centuries-old murder, all while haunted by terrifying spirits. When Jon summons the ghost of Knight Longspee, only one question remains-can Longspee be trusted.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Elliot Hill
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . .

For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld’s secrets and treasures.

Not anymore.

His younger brother has followed him.

Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Allan Corduner
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Caught between the covers of a cursed story…

Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the enchanted book Inkheart drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: Xanthe Elbrick
Release Date: September 25, 2007
Igraine, who turns twelve tomorrow, dreams of becoming a famous knight. But today, like most days, life at the family castle remains . . . rather boring.

Until the nefarious nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. Greedy Osmund’s got a dastardly plan to capture Pimpernel Castle and steal the singing magic books that belong to Igraine’s mom and dad.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: John Beach
Release Date: April 10, 2007
To earn his Ghosthunting Diploma, Tom’s got to nab a deadly Twelfth Messenger. But while on the hunt in the haunted town of Bogpool, Tom stumbles into the mucked-up lair of a mud-loving minotaur who has an entire army of ghosts at his command. Suddenly there’s a lot more at stake than Tom’s graduation.
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Author: Cornelia Funke | Narrator: John Beach
Release Date: January 09, 2007
Horrifying things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with Tiny Biting Ghosts (or “TIBIGs,” in official ghosthunter code). And now it appears as if the murderous spirit of a brutal Baroness has taken hold of the land-lady, infecting her with a killer case of hichic–hiccups.
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