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Cornelia Funke at 60: Why the star children's author distrusts words

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

I believe that the alienation of our children from the natural world is far more dangerous than getting upset about children not reading anymore.

In Funke's 1996 story entitled "Mondscheindrachen" (Moonlight Dragon), a dragon jumps out of the book into the real world. In an interview with DW, star kids' author Cornelia Funke spoke about why words can be challenging.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte