Recommended feature about Cornelia Funke in Deutsche Well:
In 1979, the German children’s book writer Michael Ende decided to take a journey into imagery realms in his writing: His epic book, The Neverending Story, takes place in a magical world full of adventure that appealed not only to children. Many adults also fell in love with the powerful story. And those who were fortunate enough to experience The Neverending Story during their childhood are still fans today.
But those children have long grown up and have children of their own now. And their generation has their own author who explores universes of the imagination: Cornelia Funke. There’s hardly a child today who hasn’t read Funke’s work or has at least listened to audio books or watched film adaptations of her books.