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Author: Cornelia Funke Narrator: Cornelia Funke Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9780553395334
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The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings her signature imagination, adventure, and humor to a magical full-color chapter book for young readers!


One night, Emma finds a mysterious green bottle floating in the ocean. When she pulls out the stopper, she sets a blue genie free! Most genies grant three wishes, but Karim can’t grant even one anymore. A yellow genie stole his magic nose ring, leaving him small, powerless, and trapped in that bottle. Emma and her noodle-tailed dog have to help Karim get his nose ring—and his magic—back! Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Funke spins her fictional magic in this witty novel, written in 2002 and newly translated by Latsch, starring an eight-year-old girl with four pesky brothers…Funke’s visual descriptions and playful dialogue lift this above standard good-versus-evil fantasy fare.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Eight-year-old Emma and her pup Tristan wander out to the beach one night to sit and dream of faraway lands. What this girl and her ‘noodle-tailed dog’ don’t expect is for her wishes to be answered by a glowing bottle bobbing along in the waves…The author’s love of spirited heroines and skilled hand at prose make this a pleasure to read and share…A fun fantasy romp.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Emma and her dog, Tristan, steal down to the moonlit sea for some quiet time and find a mysterious bottle bobbing on the waves; inside, of course, is a genie…With tight word counts, restrictive vocabulary, and language parameters, chapter books rely on their audience to fill in details from shared cultural assumptions. In an increasingly diverse society, notions of what is normal and what is exotic to readers call for frequent reassessment. Training wheels for Funke’s future fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “There are distinct benefits to hearing this audiobook read by its author. There’s no ambiguity about the mood, and the pacing is perfect, with pauses in all the right places…Cornelia Funke delivers straightforward humor and breathless suspense in a style usually reserved for older listeners. Her soft, low, German-accented voice will captivate elementary school listeners with its exotic air of adventure.”


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About the Author

Cornelia Funke is a multiple award–winning German author, best known for writing the Inkworld trilogy as well as The Thief Lord. The Inkworld books, which have won the 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award as well as the 2004 and 2006 BookSense Book of the Year Children’s Literature Awards, have gained incredible attention, and Funke has been dubbed the “German J. K. Rowling.” She currently lives in Los Angeles.