Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the films Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, M xico, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas pel culas exitosas, incluso El laberinto del Fauno. Va a dirigir dos pel culas basadas en El Hobbit, que ser n producidas por Peter Jackson. Cornelia Funke tells stories for all ages--as storytellers do--for book eaters and those who don't succumb easily to printed magic. She is the bestselling author of Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, and the Inkworld and MirrorWorld series. She lives in Malibu, California, on her avocado farm with her donkeys, ducks, and dogs. Learn more about Cornelia at her website: www.corneliafunke.com.
Funke maintains the tale's dark beauty, filling it with imaginative details, complex characters, love, and history, as well as humanity's evils. With pages hauntingly framed in trees and gorgeous full-page illustrations, this book will creep into the minds and hearts of readers and linger there. --ALA Booklist Fans of the film will enjoy this in-depth exploration and reimagining of the source material, while newcomers will have no trouble getting into the story, though its dark themes and occasional gruesome scenes aren't for the faint-hearted. --Publishers Weekly A richly told story that blends fairy tale magic and historical tragedy to create an eerie, chilling look at the many faces of evil. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) Reminiscent of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series and Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this creatively cryptic tale will enchant readers who delight in fantasy. --School Library Journal (starred review) Charged with the monumental task of adapting an intricate film to the page, del Toro (The Shape of Water, 2018, etc.) and Funke (The Griffin's Feather, 2018, etc.) have avoided merely describing the film and instead have elegantly recrafted the narrative.... Dark and mesmerizing. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Perfectly unsettling and deeply felt, this reminded me of the best kind of fairytales wherein each chapter is a jewel that, when held up to the light, reframes how we see the world around us. --Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen & Aru Shah and the End of Time A fearless and moving adaption of the film, and a gorgeously-written, emotional, frightening parable about the courage of young women amid the brutality of war. --Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone