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The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil.
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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.
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A rich, enjoyable read...drawing in the most potent elements of fairytale myth, and invented fantasy Observer
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Fantasy / Magical|
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.More About Michael Ende