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The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

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Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life.

When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica?

An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive--The Washington Post

A trumpet blast for the imagination.--Sunday Times


Author: Michael Ende
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 01/01/1993
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.14h x 4.40w x 1.02d
ISBN: 9780140386332
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 15578 / Neverending Story


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/07/1997

About the Author
Michael Ende (www.michaelende.de) was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in 1929. After attending drama school from 1948 to 1950, he worked variously as an actor, a writer of sketches and plays, a director of the Volkstheater in Munich, and a film critic for the Bavarian broadcasting company. His first novel for children, Jim Knopf and Lukas the Engine Driver, was published in Germany in 1960 to great popular and critical acclaim, and both radio and televsion series based on the Jim Knopf books were soon produced. In 1973 he published another award-winning children's novel, Momo. When The Neverending Story was first published in Germany in 1979 it immediately became the number-one bestseller arnd remained in that position for three years. It has since been published in many different languages all over the world, including Japanese, and has enchanted readers in each country in which it has appeared.

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