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Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in the town of Dorsten in Westphalia, Germany. to Karl-Heinz and Helmi Funke. She studied pedagogy at the University of Hamburg, and then worked for three years as a social worker. She started illustrating books, but soon began writing her own stories, . During the late 1980s and the 1990s, Funke established herself in Germany with two children's series, namely the fantasy-oriented Gespensterjäger (Ghosthunters) and the Wilde Hühner (Wild Chicks) line of books.
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