Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 2003.
A stunning first US edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED and dated (in European format 15/11/03, she is German) by author Cornelia Funke directly on the title page. Only additional title listed opposite from title page is "The Thief Lord", no mention of additional titles, dust-jacket priced at $19.95. The US edition (published October 1) preceded the UK edition by five days.
Cornelia Funke's first book of the trilogy in which she the introduces a tale of adventure and magic with Meggie, a young girl living a quiet life with her father, a book-binder who possesses the magical power to bring characters from books to life. Their lives change with the arrival of a stranger and Meggie is quickly involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger.
Basis for the major motion picture with the same title. Due to the rising success of her books, Funke is already being hailed as Germany's J. K. Rowling.