Michael Ende

The Neverending Story
  • The Neverending Story

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    THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende is a classic fantasy adventure.
    Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious world of enchantment - but a world that is falling into decay. The great task of making things well again falls on Bastian and so begins a dazzling, magical adventure.

    'A rich, enjoyable read...drawing in the most potent elements of fairytale, myth, and invented fantasy' Observer

    Michael Ende, born in 1929, was one of the most popular German authors of the 20th Century, captivating children with his extraordinary fantasy stories including Momo, an orphan girl's search for the meaning of time. The NeverEnding Story (1979) has been translated into more than 30 languages, made into a hit movie in 1984, and remains a much-loved, international bestseller.
    Michael Ende died in 1995.

    Also available in A Puffin Book:
    GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian
    CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White
    THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton
    STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King
    ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor
    A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce
    GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams
    CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden
    MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien
    A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
    THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
    TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson
    WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
    SMITH by Leon Garfield
    THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende
    ANNIE by Thomas Meehan
    THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett

Michael Ende was one of the most popular German authors of the 20th Century, captivating millions of children around the world with his fantasy stories. His most successful book, The NeverEnding Story (1979) has been translated into more than 30 languages, made into a hit movie in 1984, and remains a much-loved, international bestseller.


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