She is sitting in the light of a window, behind her, on the sofa, a dog stretches its legs in the air and stretches. Cornelia Funke, 64, is the internationally most successful German children’s and youth book author. She lives in a house in Tuscany, letting young artists live and work with her. She kept half an hour free for the zoom conversation with the star, it will be one and a half. When Cornelia Funke begins to tell the story correctly, her voice becomes different, flowing like a brook whose bottom shimmers as if there were a secret there.

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