When 13-year-old Ofelia and her pregnant mother move to the north of Spain in 1944 to join her new stepfather Capitan Vidal, Ofelia thinks it will be difficult enough living in the same house as the brutal officer, who is obsessed with hunting out local resistance fighters. Then, a Faun visits her and tells her that she is the daughter of the Underworld's king — and to return home, she will need to complete three difficult tasks. As the real world and Ofelia's journey through the Labyrinth intertwine, Ofelia must confront both the terrors of Franco's regime and the fearful and dark magical world.
Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and 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. A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that's not to be missed.
"The film’s storyline interwove Ofelia’s challenges in a mythical labyrinth with scenes in the real world, and Funke’s expansion reveals further backstory through a series of fairy tale vignettes touching upon relevant people, items, and themes, including the enigmatic Faun who sets everything in motion and Capitan Vidal’s prized razor." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Author||Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke|
|Publication Date||Jul 2, 2019|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|