Guillermo del Toro is an Academy Award(R)-winning film director as well as a screenwriter, producer, and New York Times bestselling novelist. He is best known for his foreign fantasy films, especially Pan's Labyrinth, and American mainstream movies like The Shape of Water. Del Toro has published multiple bestselling adult novels with HarperCollins, including The Strain, which was adapted into a TV series by FX, and he is the creator of Trollhunters, Netflix's most-watched children's series. 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.
"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
"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