Genre: children’s book
Publication: 19 October 2016
One day, Faber‘s grandfather, who used to be a sailor and whom everybody believes to be crazy, gives him a strange gift: a carpet. It isn’t just an ordinary carpet, though. It‘s a magic carpet. Apparently, Faber only has to read the letters which are embroidered on the carpet out loud and it will take him wherever he likes. Although Faber believes in aliens, he wonders if his grandfather is crazy after all. Isn’t the fact that Faber can‘t find anybody who can actually read the letters proof of it? But then a girl appears. She‘s from Syria and she‘s able to read the letters! Believe it or not, suddenly the carpet lifts off and the children fly away on it. Watching beautiful landscapes, traveling to the ocean and back, they become friends.
Cornelia Funke, is one of today’s most beloved writers of magical stories for children. She is the author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, the Ghosthunters series, When Santa Fell to Earth, and Igraine the Brave. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books. More than 20 million of her books have been sold so far.