Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.
Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
“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 and 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
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Guillermo del Toro is an Academy Award®–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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was in love with this book. Cornelia Funke did an AMAZING JOB with PAN’S LABYRINTH: THE LABYRINTH OF THE FAUN. As I read the book, the movie played in my head. As well as stories she created about the Fawn, the Pale Man, Vidal’s silver watch and more. Allen Williams’ illustrations were both beautiful and magical. If you love PAN’S LABYRINTH the movie, you’ve got to read this book.
Fantasy novel based in post-Civil War Spain - just like the film - very good This novel was written after the success of the film and tells the story faithfully (from what I can remember) and tells the story of Ofelia, a girl plucked from her home by her mother and her military stepfather, as she discovers a fantasy world linked to the cruel one in which she lives. There are a fair amount of interesting characters and the whole story moves along at a good pace, interlacing the fantasy background chapters with the reality of Franco's Spain. Enjoyable but the film is more effective for the images that it creates. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.