A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
I wish I had more time to visit schools.
If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney, and a guinea pig.
And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
Everything gets to me. I'm very sentimental.
I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth, and you will find both of my children in there.
I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.
And my father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts.
Every German child learns to speak English in school.
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