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Birthday Dragons For Cornelia

<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>
<p>I'm sorry if the drawings aren't so good... :( But I really tried my best. Hope you like them!</p>
<p>(Oh yes, we do, Christina :))</p>
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<p>Hi Insa, I scanned the dragon my sister drew for Cornelia's birthday. I hope she likes it :) Best, Judit</p>
<p>Hi Insa, this is my birthday dragon for Cornelia. See you soon in the Barn :) Franziska</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, I wish you a very happy birthday and a joyful long life. Yours, Paula from Vienna</p>
<p>A very very happy birthday to you!! With love, devoted fan!<br />Alice (Bon45)</p>
<p>Melissa sent a birthday dragon from India :)</p>
<p>Dear Insa, my birthday book dragon sends congrats to Cornelia. Regards, Maja</p>
<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>
<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>
<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>
<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>
<p>Hi Insa! Here are the birthday dragons drawn by me (12), my mom, my dad, my eight-year-old brother Sisifus, my six-year-old sister Ciara, and my three-year-old sister Zaja. The flower that my mother's dragon is holding in its mouth is a birthday flower for Cornelia ;) Best, Arya</p>

Dragon Rider

<p>Spark is a two year old dragon. He loves to breath fire and explore lost and forgotten land with all his dragon friends that live with him in North Wales. Every year he listens to the legend of the Red Dragon, an old Welsh myth. Wishes from Wales, Grace</p>
<p>12-year-old Nellie from Germany created this fantastic Dragon Rider box for her school presentation :)</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, I love your books, especially Dragon Rider. I'm sooo looking forward to Book 3. You have inspired and motivated me to draw Twigleg, my favourite character from the book. Best, Yoanahte Jony Them</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, I fell in love with your books. Twigleg is my favourite character from Dragon Rider and I would be happy if you could add my drawing to the album. Joanna :)</p>
<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>German Inkworld fan Clara sent us drawings of her favourite characters, the Black Prince and Baptista.</p>
<p>Hey, my niece and I are real big into Steven Universe and we both agreed that Twigleg would be a Pearl if that were the case. My 12-year-old niece drew this in response. :)</p>
<p>This is an Inkworld drawing by Laura, who has been loving the series since she was a child. Today she is working as a graphic artist and sent us some fan art of her favourite books.</p>
<p>Hi! My name is Miuccia Kammerer and I am 13 years old. I drew this picture after I finished reading the Inkworld series. I hope you like it.</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia Funke, I have been a fan of your Inkheart book series since 3rd grade. I am currently in 9th Grade, and am reading Inkdeath for the third time. I am still enchanted by the book, and as I grow up, I see the parts of it in different ways. Because of my love for the Inkworld, I decided to illustrate what I imagine the Inkworld to look like. I attached the link to a photo of it, and I hope you like it! Sincerely, Kate Morts</p>
<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>Hi Cornelia, I’m a fan from Italy and that’s my drawing of Celeste (that’s my favourite character at all).</p>
<p>Here is something I've just drawn! I just finished the Golden Yarn and I realised 50 pages before the end that there were still too many unanswered questions for Reckless to be a trilogy! I so needed to keep going that I sat at my desk and drew this Moonstone Goyl Prince.. So excited for the next book to come ! I might actually try harder in German classes to be able to read it once it is out! Thank you for your incredible work (I read you first when I was 9 with Inkheart) A red-headed french reader (who loves Fox)</p>
<p>My name is Miuccia. I sent another drawing a while ago. Now I'd like to show you my picture of Will sitting in the cave and turning into a Goyl, being 'one of them' for the very first time. I hope you like it.</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I'm a big Reckless fan and your books inspire me. Since I am an artist, I painted Fox. I hope you like it. I'm very curious to see how the story will continue. Best, Nicole Bathel</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I'm a big Reckless fan and your books inspire me. Since I am an artist, I painted Miranda. I hope you like it. I'm very curious to see how the story will continue. Best, Nicole Bathel</p>
<p>Wenke from Germany: 'Dear Cornelia Funke Team! I tidied up my room today and accidentally found a two-year-old drawing, which I did after reading Golden Yarn.'</p>
<p>Luka drew this portrait of Fox for his girlfriend, who loves the Mirrorworld book series.</p>
<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>

The Thief Lord

<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>

Various

<p>Hi Cornelia, my mum and I read your story 'Emma and the Blue Genie'. I loved it very much and drew a picture of Karim. I'm just reading the story a second time :) Thanks for writing that story. Anton </p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I drew some pictures of Lilli and Fin while listening to the audiobook. I like and enjoy your stories very much. Best, Clara from Cologne (9 years old)</p>
<p>Hi Cornelia, I drew pictures of Lilli and Fin while listening to the audiobook. I like and enjoy your stories very much. Best, Clara from Cologne (9 years old)</p>
<div dir='auto'>Dear Cornelia, my five year old son Henryk asked me to throw a dragon and monster birthday party for him. I quickly created a Grubbybatz costume, because he is fascinated by that character from your book 'Monster Busters'. We hope you like it :)</div>
<p>Hello Cornelia. I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Hello Cornelia. I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Hello Cornelia. I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Hello Cornelia. I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Hello Cornelia. I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Hello Cornelia, I'm your Iranian fan. I love your books and your dreamy world. Here is my design for your website. Just because I love your books. And I wanna show you them:)</p>
<p>Here is a picture of the snow dog I made this winter. Best, Grace</p>
<p>Primary school pupils created these beautiful window pictures after having read Cornelia's Christmas story '<a href='/%lang%/buecher/hinter-verzauberten-fenstern' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'>Hinter verzauberten Fenstern</a>' (Behind enchanted windows)</p>
<p>Primary school pupils created these beautiful window pictures after having read Cornelia's Christmas story '<a href='/%lang%/buecher/hinter-verzauberten-fenstern' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'>Hinter verzauberten Fenstern</a>' (Behind enchanted windows)</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, <span>I made you some drawings of some of my characters from my saga...This one is a drawing of Shimara, the desert girl, of 14 years. I</span> hope you like it;) Susanne Ramos Rodberg</p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, <span>I made you some drawings of some of my characters from my saga... This one is a drawing of Alisea, the female pegasus. I hope you like it ;) Susanne Ramos Rodberg</span></p>
<p>Dear Cornelia, <span>I made you some drawings of some of my characters from my saga... This one is a drawing of Shimara and Alisea, her little pegasus. </span>I hope you like it ;) Susanne Ramos Rodberg</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>