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Through the Water Curtain

Cornelia Funke (Editor), Various (Translated by)


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A delightful, diverse selection of fairy tales from around the world by one of our most beloved children's writers.


International bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world - not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales.

This wonderful selection of 13 tales includes:

  • The Tale of the Firebird (Russia)
  • The Boy Who Drew Cats (Japan)
  • The Frog Princess (Ukraine)
  • The Six Swans (Germany)
  • The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss out of Necessity (Sweden)
  • Kotura, Lord of the Winds (Siberia)

  • Praise For Through the Water Curtain

    "The words of these tales create enthralling images, transporting readers to earlier times and enchanted worlds. . . Denouncing past social norms, these tales are bewitching." — Kirkus Reviews

    "Fairy and folk tale collections are only as good as their compiler, but you're in safe hands with the distinguished author Cornelia Funke." — Evening Standard, Best Children's Books to Buy this Christmas

    "A collection that is a breath of fairytale fresh air... a welcome change from the exhausted classics." — The Times

    "Jewel-bright and provocative fairy-tale retellings." — Metro

    "A marvellous selection." —Herald

    Praise for Cornelia Funke:

       • "A wonderful storyteller" -- Sunday Times
       • "Germany's answer to J.K. Rowling" Daily Telegraph
       • "A master" Independent

    Pushkin Children's Books, 9781782692003, 224pp.

    Publication Date: October 8, 2019

    About the Author

    Cornelia Funke is one of the best selling children's writers in the world. Her books have sold tens of millions of copies, and they include the Inkheart trilogy, Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord and the Reckless series. Cornelia has long been inspired by fairy tales from around the world.