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.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.Read Less
If you've seen the 3 films, you've absolutely got to read the book.
It's just perfect.....for all ages.
Oct 7, 2010
I love this book and its a nice addition to my collection
Jan 31, 2008
Great book--don't buy through Bookarama!
I love this book-it is one of my favorites. I planned on giving it to a friend for Christmas and ordered it through Alibris. The book came with the front cover and the first few pages sliced through with a pair of scissors. So, beware of using the seller Bookarama!
Publishers Weekly, 2012-06-25 In Ende's classic, Bastian Balthazar Bux is an unhappy, lonely boy who finds a mysterious book and is magically transported inside the pages of the thrilling story. In the world of Fantastica, Bastian becomes the hero, embarking on adventures and encountering dragons, giants, and talking beasts great and small. Listeners will take great pleasure in the narration of Gerard Doyle, who infuses the story with vitality. His rich, musical voice is entrancing, and he deftly creates unique voices for the cast of characters, including a variety of fantastical, imaginary creatures. Doyle's reading has a soft, otherworldly, bedtime-story quality about it, and this will easily convey listeners of all ages away to Fantastica. Ages 10-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-07-07 Transported via the pages of an ancient book, Bastian Balthazar Bux finds himself in the magical world of Fantastica. Ages 10-up. (July)
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