The Neverending Story
Penguin Group USA, 01.06.1984 - 377 Seiten
For use in schools and libraries only. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.
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It was very high and slightly hoarse, not at all the right kind of voice for that
enormous face. Her lips did not move as she spoke. It was the buzzing of a great
swarm of hornets that shaped itself into words. 'A Twolegs,' Atreyu heard. 'Years
upon years of hunger, and now two tasty morsels at once! A lucky day for
Ygramul!' Atreyu needed all his strength to keep his composure. He held the Gem
up to the monster's one eye and asked: 'Do you know this emblem?' 'Come closer
'Not in the north,' said the black cloud face. 'And you, Baureo?' 'Not in the east,'
said the leaden-gray cloud face. 'You tell me, Sheerek!' 'There is no border in the
south,' said the sulfur-yellow cloud face. 'Mayestril, do you know?' 'No border in
the west,' said the fiery-red cloud face. And then they all spoke as with one mouth
: 'Who are you, who bear the emblem of the Childlike Empress and don't know
that Fantastica has no borders?' Atreyu made no reply. He was stunned. It had
Atreyu buried his head in his hands. No one who reaches or has reached that
pavilion can say how he got there. The last stretch of the way must come to him
as a gift. Suddenly Atreyu was in the doorway. He went in - and found himself
face to face with the Golden-eyed Commander of Wishes. She was sitting,
propped on many cushions, on a soft round couch at the center of the great round
blossom. She was looking straight at him. She seemed infinitely frail and delicate.
Atreyu could ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - atreic - LibraryThing
Part of why I love this book is the movie. Part is because I have the most gorgeous American edition, delightfully meta, the book is just like the book is described in the book, with Auryn on the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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A boy finds a book that transports him into the world it describes, so that he can save it. A fun, inventive story with an excellent beginning and an excellent ending, but which does get to be a bit much in the middle - too many silly creatures and crazy adventures, really. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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