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Dragon Rider

<p>Dear Cornelia, this is a picture of Shrii, my favourite character from 'A Griffin's Feather'.  The book is really cool! Please write a sequel soon. Best, Ole (11 years old)</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I'm looking forward to the third book of the Dragon Rider series. I drew a picture of 'A Griffin's Feather', partly copied from the book, partly made up by myself: A griffin and a tarsier. Best, Benno Schulz</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, I send you my drawing <em>Sorrel's friend</em> for your homepage. Looking forward to your new book!!! Sunny greetings, Jakob</p>
<p>This was my second try of drawing a phoenix. Best, Julius</p>
<p>Hi, Cornelia (or Insa, rather ;)! Here is a picture I drew of Sorrel. Or... sort of Sorrel? She doesn't look really like I pictured her, and I don't think she actually has a tail in the book. But kind of. Anyway, if you could add it to the album, that would be great! Thanks! ~Lydia~</p>
<p>A 'dragon family', drawn by Ella, a passionate 'Dragon Rider' fan from Germany.</p>
<p>Hello Ms. Funke, Lorenzo, my 3rd grader, is sending a dragon picture for your site. We are all huge fans and were disappointed when me missed you at the Temple City library a couple of years ago. We still have fond memories of meeting you at the UCLA book fair in 2006, and my boys have not stopped reading since! Please know that your books have brought our family such happiness and the fondest of memories as we have watched them grow into avid readers. All the best, Amber</p>
<p>I just finished reading Dragon Rider and found it the most enjoyable of all your works that I have come across so far! It even inspired me to create this little picture....... Thanks for the great story..... I hope there are more adventures in store for Ben and Firedrake! Sandra M. Vickoren</p>
<p>This is how six year old Ruben from Germany imagines the basilisk from Cornelia's book Dragon Rider</p>
<p>One of my most favourite characters of all of Cornelia's stories: Twigleg from 'Dragon Rider'. Thanks for all those fantastic books, Caboodle</p>

Inkworld

<p>Dear Ms. Funke, my son, Eddie, chose Inkheart for his Reading Fair Project. He is loving this book! We wanted to share a picture of the project board as well as thank you for writing such great book! With gratitude, Lynne Testa</p>
<p>Hello Mrs Funke! My daughters and I have been reading your books for years and we love them. Now my grandchildren have discovered your stories as well. Katharina (10 years old) is currently reading Inkheart, so I drew her a picture of Gwin. Warmest wishes from Germany, Bettina Gerstbauer (<a href='https://susawindkind.wordpress.com/' target='_blank'>https://susawindkind.wordpress.com</a>)</p>
<p>Gwin from 'Inkheart',  drawn by German Inkworld fan Sabine</p>
<p>Hi Insa, hi Cornelia. I'm a big fan of the Inkworld. My Italian editions have been falling apart, so I rebound them. I'm bursting with pride. The Ink trilogy made me want to learn that. Thank you so much, Denja Mazzoni</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, I thought that you might like to see the Inkheart cover that I entered in a Victorian statewide bookcover competition called Paper Cuts. (<a href='http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/covers2015.aspx' target='_blank'>http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/covers2015.aspx</a> ) The competition was sponsored by Penguin Random House Australia publishing and the Victorian Education Department. I won second prize! My rationale was: 'Inkheart is about storybook characters coming to life. To illustrate this, I decided to make a character literally out of the pages of the book. I chose to depict the fire-breather, Dustfinger, on my cover and make fire and heat a main theme. I darkened some of the papers in the oven, singed others with a candle and coloured the marten, Dustfinger's pet, with charcoal.' Regards, Katharine Parker (Australia)</p>
<p>I live with my two children (6 and 8 years old) in England. Currently I'm reading 'Inkheart' to them. My son James was so enthusiastic about Dustfinger, that he dressed up as him on World Book Day. He even handmade the torches!</p>
<p><em>An elf,</em> drawn by Sabina Soto Pacheco</p>
<p><em>Streets of Capricorn's village</em>, drawn by Sabina Soto Pacheco</p>
<p>Dear Insa, I remodeled this breyer horse to sort of look like the unicorn in the Inkheart movie (I know, there's not one in the book, because Capricorn wouldn't want a unicorn, but it was kinda cool), and was wondering if you'd add it in to website album? It doesn't look much like the one in the movie (I took.. uh.. creative liberties), but it does have a bunch of Inkheart quotes on it. Thanks! ~Lydia~</p>
<p>Greetings Cornelia, my name is Tyler and I met you at ECCC. I had just restarted the 'Inkheart' trilogy, when I ran into your table and had a bit of a freak out when you signed my book. Anyway! I decided to draw a couple of my favourite characters from the book. Here is my mental image of Dustfinger and Gwin. Sincerely, Tyler Brown</p>
<p>A beautiful portrait of Gwin, sent by Inkheart fan Hannah.</p>
<p>This is a drawing of Dustfinger performing with Gwin. Best, Lauren</p>
<p><em>The Wayless Wood</em>, drawn by Violeta</p>
<p>Hi, my name is Willow Hardman. I never had much patience for reading until I read your book Inkheart when I was 10. I loved the book and the magical, wonderful world it provided, and have been an avid reader ever since. I'm 16 now and I still love your books, and I'm pretty sure I always will. Thank you so much for writing, especially Inkheart, because without your book I might never have found all the wonderful worlds and characters that have supported me.</p>
<p>Hello, Cornelia! I'm a frequent visitor of your site. Perhaps this whole thing is meant for slightly younger people than I, but I've just doodled this so I thought I might at least share it with you. The drawing is Dustfinger. I really like the fact that he is not always brave or courageous, though he can be when he has to. (Sorry, if my English doesn't make sense. It is difficult to explain!) I admire your life and your works. You are one of my role models. Also, lots of thanks for your site! It always gives me great pleasure to have a place where I can actually communicate with a writer and illustrator. Thank you for reading my mail and I will look forward to the finished site! J. A.</p>
<p><em>Mo and Dustfinger</em>, drawn by Nora Reiter</p>
<p>For me, Paul Bettany is the best cast for the role of Dustfinger. The 'firehead' top left is meant to reflect his inner discrepancy, especially when it comes to moral decisions. Greetings to all of Cornelia's fans and to all film fans, AK Hevonen</p>
<p>Hi! This is how I imagine the White Women from your Inkheart Trilogy. Best, Katia</p>
<p><em>Dustfinger, </em>drawn by Katia</p>
<p>Hi! This is how I imagined The Black Prince and his animal companion, Bear, from your Inkheart Triology. I drew them in my sketchbook. Best, Katia</p>
<p>My name is Dora, I'm 14 years old, and I adore the Inkworld trilogy. This is my drawing of Dustfinger, hope you like it! All the very best from Croatia.</p>
<p>Hi, I made a phone case a bit ago based off on Dustfinger's goodbye to Roxane at the end of 'Inkspell'. Best, Serena Graham</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, here is a drawing I did today of Dustfinger, my favourite character from the Inkworld! I've been in love with him since I was 13, and I'm 22 now. He will forever be in my heart. With love from Canada, Shalene</p>
<p>Steven Bolt from Switzerland sent us his idea of an Ombra castle.</p>
<p>This is my favourite Inkworld character: Farid. Hope you like my drawing. Best, Milena</p>
<p>I loooooove the Inkworld trilogy, especially 'Inkdeath'. That's why I've drawn Bear, the loyal friend of the Black Prince. I hope you like it. Best, Annika (from Germany)</p>
<p>My name is Caroline Barthelmess and I guess you are in part responsible for those strange creatures that sometimes show up on my drawing papers. This on here could be a glassman 'in the wild', right? Though I'm almost 19 years old I mainly read your books - and particularly like the illustrations. That's why I want to say thank you! All the very best, Caroline.</p>

MirrorWorld

<p>Will (Reckless), drawn by Clara from Germany</p>
<p>Fox (Reckless), drawn by Clara from Germany</p>
<p>Clara from Reckless, drawn by 'another Clara'  (from Germany)</p>
<p dir='ltr'>Dear Cornelia and Insa, thank you for the passport! I got it at 21st of November. I love it! Now I'm going to read the mirror books again. I scribbled a Goyl-inspired drawing and got it printed and put it on my passport. Here's the picture. Have a wonderful year! Love from J</p>
<p>I drew my favourite character Celeste under the sway of Troisclerq. Best, Franziska (12 years old)</p>
<p>Wolfszahn sent us a drawing of Celeste wearing her fox fur dress.</p>
<p>Hello, Cornelia Funke. I really like your MirrorWorld series, so I decided to make a drawing of somebody turning in to a blood stone goyl. Keep up the awesome work! Mayre</p>
<p>Hello, Ms. Funke! I absolutely love your Inkheart trilogy, and The Thief Lord--I own all four of those books. I like the Reckless books, too, so here is a drawing I did of Celeste/Fox, my favorite character from that series. It was inspired by the scene with Fox after the Larks' Water incident in Reckless. I'd be honored if you'd like to add it to the album on your site! Your writing is very inspiring; one day I hope to become a published author also! Vanessa Cooley (18 years old)</p>
<p>My favourite character Fox. She is such a great and brave character and I very much admire her. Best, Tatjana</p>
<p>Here are some Mirrorworld characters from my notebook. I hope you like them. Best, Amelie</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, after many hours spent in the MirrorWorld, I had the wish to put my fantasy down on paper. And this is the result. I hope it lives up to your idea of Celeste/Fox. Best, Felicitas</p>
<p>I am a big fan of the Mirrorworld series. I'm sending my drawing of the Dark Fairy (please ignore the 'marginal drawings'). Best, Debbie</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, this picture of the Lorelei was drawn by my daughter Amelie. She loves your books and hopes that you will like it!</p>
<p>Hi! My name is Daniela. I would like to share this drawing I made of Fox and Troisclerq... while they're waiting for Jacob. I love 'Reckless'!</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia and Insa, I'm Kyra. I am 13 years old. On the picture you can see Fox from 'Reckless'. I'm a big fan of MirrorWorld and all the other books by Cornelia. Best, Kyra</p>
<p>Natalie's idea of how Fox might look like...</p>
<p>German Mirrorworld fan Nina (17 years old) sent us a drawing of a Waterman.</p>
<p><em>Fox</em>, sent by Anna (18 years old) from Germany</p>
<p><em>Clara</em> from 'Reckless', drawn by Alena</p>
<p>I love Reckless! Best, Bolt Coco</p>
<p>Yuki from Germany sent us her fantastic drawings of the Reckless characters. This is Jacob Reckless.</p>
<p>Yuki from Germany sent us her fantastic drawing of Will Reckless.</p>
<p>Yuki from Germany sent us her fantastic drawings of the MirrorWorld characters. This is Jacob.</p>
<p>Hi, I'm Luzia from Wuerzburg / Germany. I hope you like my picture of my favourite character Fox (from 'Reckless').</p>
<p>This is FOX out of 'Reckless'. I did it in art at school. Best, Lauren</p>
<p>This is FOX out of 'Reckless'. I did it in art at school. Best, Lauren</p>
<p>I drew one of the Mirrorworld fairies - a sister of the Red Fairy. That's how I imagine water fairies look like. Best, Motte</p>
<p>This is how I imagine the Dark Fairy. Best, Johanna Prinz</p>
<p>Hello. My name is Sofja, I’m from Russia, St. Petersburg. I’m 14. My favourite books are 'Reckless' and 'The Thief Lord'. My drawing shows the Red Fairy and one of the dwarfs.</p>
<p>Hello. My name is Sofja, I'm from Russia, St. Petersburg. I'm 14. My favourite books are 'Reckless' and 'The Thief Lord'. This is Fox. She is my favourite hero from book 'Reckless'. I'm waiting for book two!</p>
<p>Hello. My name is Sofja, Im from Russia, St. Petersburg. I'm 14. My favourite books are 'Reckless' and 'The Thief Lord'. This is my drawing of Fox. She is my favourite hero from 'Reckless'. I'm waiting for book two!</p>
<p>My picture shows Fox and Jacob together. It is based on chapters 9-11 of 'Reckless', which inspired me to do this collage. It expresses Fox' worries about Jacob, when she has found out what is the price for 'his brother's skin'. Best, Lea Kaib</p>
<p>This is my drawing of Fox. Hope you like it. Best, Johanna</p>
<p>'<em>John Reckless' study</em>' drawn by Steffi from Germany</p>
<p><em>Schwanstein,</em> drawn by Steffi from Germany</p>
<p>Hi, my name is Mackenzie Smith and I'm twelve. This is a drawing of the Red Fairy and her moths.</p>
<p>Hi, this is a sketch of the Dark Fairy that I think really captures her character of being deadly beautiful. Lauren</p>
<p>Hi, my name is Amrei Fürst. I'm 12 years old. I love the MirrorWorld books, especially the character of Nerron. I hope, you like my picture.</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I seriously love your books and I really appreciate them. When I finally received a copy of 'Reckless' from my dad some weeks ago, I was so thrilled. Your drawings are awesome! Here is a picture of Fox. Thanks from your fan Winston Setiawan</p>
<p>My picture shows Kami'en (left), Hentzau and Nerron (right) from Cornelia's MirrorWorld series. Hope you like it! Best, Uta</p>

Various

<p>13 year old Viola from Germany created a Thief Lord book box for her school project.</p>
<p>13 year old Viola from Germany created a Thief Lord book box for her school project.</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia Funke, my daughter, Zoey, loves your books! She plans to do her next book report on a Cornelia Funke book. She dressed up as Igraine the Brave for Halloween and we wanted to share a couple of photos. Notice in the second photo we made a shield with the family crest on it. She insisted on having a shield with the family crest on it and remembered exactly where the description of the family crest was in the book. Thanks for writing about strong female characters and sending positive messages to girls. Beth</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia Funke, my daughter, Zoey, loves your books! She plans to do her next book report on a Cornelia Funke book. She dressed up as Igraine the Brave for Halloween and we wanted to share a couple of photos. Notice in the second photo we made a shield with the family crest on it. She insisted on having a shield with the family crest on it and remembered exactly where the description of the family crest was in the book. Thanks for writing about strong female characters and sending positive messages to girls. Beth</p>
<p>I am a nursery school teacher. This year I will introduce Cornelia's story of Ruffleclaw. So I crafted these monsters. They are going to get a cave labyrinth as well. I'm looking forward to many more stories. Best, Gerda Arisci</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia. This is a drawing of characters in my projects. I hope you like it. Best, Susanne Ramos Rodberg</p>
<p>Hi:) I drew a drawing for you and your sister Cornelia... This is Ashley of eight years (one of my protagonists of my projects) with a female kobold... I hope you like it;) Susanne Ramos Rodberg</p>
<p>Greetings, my name is Bryan Follins. This is the artwork of Ms. Beate Jakumeit. It is called 'Dance in the Darkness.' This picture is meant to be the introduction to a story hopefully printed on your webpage in the stories section. Could you please mention it as an intro to the story. It is a collaboration with Ms. Jakumeit (artist) and myself (writer). The story is one in a compilation of short stories by me called 'The Human Race, Vol 1.' The name of the story is 'One Summer Evening.' Thank you. Bryan Follins</p>
<p>Laura's sweet dog</p>