Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Ben is a fearless young boy - as brave as a lion, as strong as an elephant. Nothing can distract him from his tireless task of prtecting his big sister, Anna. He gallantly spends his day fending off mouldy green ghosts, slime-burping monsters, robbers and wild beasts. But when the day is over and darkness descends, Ben stops feeling quite so brave - and realises that sometimes it is his sister wo does the protecting.
Cornelia Funke is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, international best-selling author. She lives in Los Angeles, USA with her husband, two children and a dog called Loonie!
Kerstin Meyer lives in Germany and is a well-known children's book illustrator in Europe.