... that is how we call our little, chubby colleague and you can call him that, too.

He is here for your questions and comments.

Jana on 5 August, 2020

Hi Cornelia, we are a German family of 4 that have read / listened to all of your books... and we love them all ️.. We are impatiently waiting for Reckless 4 to be released. Would you have a release date in German for this ? Thank you so much Jana

Hi Jana, welcome to Cornelia's guestbook, willkommen in der Scheune You can also write us in the German guestbook, if you like The release date for the German edition of Reckless 4 is November 2: www.oetinger.de/buch/reckless

Diana on 4 August, 2020

Hi Anette! I hope you have a good holiday too! Summer snow was really a surprise to me. I like snow more than my velvet blanket

Oola on 3 August, 2020

Okay! I'm headed to the Mount of Tears, Guesty! P.S. Do they have giant scorpions there? I once had a bad experience with one.

No scorpions behind those mountains, Oola. Take care and tell us about your journey

The Curious Bookworm on 2 August, 2020

Hi! I am wondering if Cornelia has ever written some adult books. I have numerous family members who are as big as a boookworm as me. So this would be really helpful as I will be able to show my family members how great of an author Cornelia is. I also hope everyone has a great summer. It hasn't snowed in England this year so I would love some snow.

Hi Curious Bookworm, how about "Pan's Labyrinth". Besides, we have many adult readers who enjoy the Reckless series.

Diana on 2 August, 2020

Insa, the donation page is a really good idea. I welcome this section.

Oola on 1 August, 2020

Hi Guesty! Today, a giant arrived at my door. He said he was looking for my copy of Igraine the Brave. He took it back to his Giant Fort, and I think I need a new copy. How far away is the nearest Magical Bookstore? Thanks! Just wondering. And I can't wait to read Cornelia's other books! Sincerely, Oola

I think the next one is somewhere behind the Mount of Tears, Oola

Reihaneh on 31 July, 2020

Oh my god, Dia, really really nice for you, I want snow

Anette on 30 July, 2020

Hello, how are you? Happy holidays! do you have anything planned? To Diana, snow in summer!! SO COOL!!!!!!! But bizarre!

Diana on 30 July, 2020

Yes, Reihaneh. Because Hamedan is located in a mountainous area, it may snow at night and melt very early in the morning. Anyway, I like snow. It rained a lot today. I really think the seasons have shifted.

Nuria Goldston on 28 July, 2020

Mrs Funke, I am 9 years old, and I have only read one book of yours (The Thief Lord) and loved it, my friends and I would love to meet you in person. You are one of my favourite authors.I do hope you write back soon.

Welcome to Cornelia's guestbook, Nuria, and thank you so much for your entry Insa and Guesty

Unnamed Guest on 28 July, 2020

I was searching for some of your books after reading Pan's Labyrinth and I stumbled upon this beautiful barn. It was such a spontaneous and amazing experience. This is just too cozy and homey. Thanks for letting an unnamed guest in your barn.

Welcome to the Barn, Unnamed Guest

Larissa on 27 July, 2020

Liebe Frau Funke, es ist etwas mehr als zehn Jahre her, dass ich den letzten Band der Tintenwelt-Trilogie zugeklappt und insbesondere von Elinor nur schwer Abschied genommen habe. Ich schätze, meine Generation verbindet so eine Art bizarrer Stolz, dass wir diejenigen waren, die mit und teils in gewissen Büchern großgeworden sind, dass wir auf Tintentod und die letzten Harry-Potter-Bände noch wirklich warten mussten. Wir behaupten gerne, es wären eben unsere Geschichten gewesen. Und basteln uns später unsere Abi-Mottos daraus, um das auch sicher zu stellen. Ich bin inzwischen Mitte zwanzig, und immer wenn ich umziehe, wandert eine handvoll Bücher zuerst in die Kisten und in den neuen Räumen wieder heraus. (Ich höre meinen Vater, den ewig treuen Umzugshelfer, im Hintergrund grummeln; "können wir uns nicht erst mal auf die wichtigen Dinge konzentrieren?!"). Zu den Figuren, die sich als erstes zwischen leeren weißen Wänden umsehen, gehören Miss Minton und Momo, Schwefelfell und Sprotte. Ich glaube, dass es irgendwann immer an der Zeit ist, Danke zu sagen. Und als ich heute morgen in der Bahn die ersten Kapitel "Die Farbe der Rache" in den Ohren hatte und mich zum ersten Mal seit zwölf Jahren wieder über Fenoglios Umgang mit Rosenquarz geärgert habe, fand ich den Zeitpunkt nicht schlecht. Ich habe bei Ihnen gelernt, wie viel ein Buch bedeuten kann, dass anders sein okay ist und auch, sich in Mädchen zu verlieben. Ich studiere Literatur, und das habe ich zu einem Teil Ihnen zu verdanken. Also - Danke. Und alles Gute für Sie und auch für die langjährige Betreuerin dieser Website - ich erinnere mich noch an Gästy in einer älteren Version

Liebe Larissa, ich glaube, das ist der schönste Eintrag, der je in unserem Gästebuch stand. Was für wunderbare Gedanken. Vielen, vielen Dank dafür - und auch für das ganz besondere Kompliment an Cornelias Bücher. Cornelia schreibt ja gerade den vierten Band der Tintenwelt-Reihe. Ganz liebe Grüße - auch von Gästy Insa

Reihaneh on 26 July, 2020

Diana does it snow in your city? Really?

Diana on 25 July, 2020

Right now, in the middle of summer, I'm playing in the snow. It really looks like Arndel here. I can not blieve it. Snow? In the middle of summer? I was confused

Diana on 24 July, 2020

Oh Cornelia! I'm so glad I was able to talk to you. Thank you for answering my question. It's been a year since I finished this book and it was always a question for me. In some countries, the best and supreme things in the world are considered to represent God. In Iran, for example, the phoenix was considered a representative of God. Because in legends, this bird lived on the top of Alborz mountain and there was only one phoenix in the world that if it ended its life, it would turn to ashes and from its ashes, another phoenix would be born. After the Arab invasion of Iran, they introduced the official representative of God, Gabriel, as a verbal means of communication between God and human. Anyway, that golden bird in the book of death can be a non-horrible image of death. Maybe a representative from God. All the best wishes for you; Diana.

Orla on 24 July, 2020

Usually at the end of year at school, we watch something, but so far we have only watched the same thing over and over again. I finally managed to persuade us to watch Inkheart!! It was SO GOOD, but a bit different from the book. Do you know who played Meggie?

Yes, Orla, Meggie was played by Eliza Bennett

Diana on 22 July, 2020

Hello Insa. I'm constantly thinking about something. In the InkDeath book , the Golden Bird (Death) says: I am the beginning and the end of everything. In Iran, one of the names of God is the avalolakher (beginning and the end of everything.) For Cornelia, are there any similarities between the two?

How very interesting! I didn’t know that! I tried to describe Death as someone who closes the everlasting circle of life and brings us home to where we are part of everything. In that the Golden Bird can also be seen as a messenger of god. Love from California, Cornelia

Melissa on 20 July, 2020

Hey there, insa and guesty, how are you all doing?

Hi Melissa, we are all doing fine. How about you?

Justine on 20 July, 2020

I’d like to just extend a gracious thank you to Cornelia for writing Inkheart. As a child I battled with spelling and language, and after many years of remedial no noticeable improvement showed. However, for my 11th birthday I was gifted the book from the friend. To this day I don’t know why this book caught my eye, but from the first few sentences I was utterly consumed and enthralled!!! I went from having never read a book to devouring Inkheart in a matter of days. This book sparked my love of reading and I am an avid reader still 10 years later! My speaking, writing and reading improved from needing language therapy to achieving the top English mark at the end of highschool. I believe credit is due to Cornelia’s beautiful and enticing writing style that allowed me to open these new doors And passions in my life. The series will always remain an important part of my life; thank you!

What a beautiful, beautiful entry and compliment, Justine. Thank you so much and welcome to Cornelia's "Barn" insa and Guesty

Reihaneh on 18 July, 2020

Happy birthday, Insa

Thank you so much, Reihaneh

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