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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141354972
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $17.99

The Neverending Story


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'Holy horseshoes!' he muttered, and tried to sit up. 'How long have I been lying here?'

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.

  • Pub date: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141354972
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Michael Ende

Michael Ende (1929-1995) was post-war Germany's most successful writer of children's books. His father was a surrealist painter banned by the Nazi regime. Michael worked as an actor, film reviewer and political sketch writer and his first children's book was published in 1960. He was criticised for filling children's heads with escapist, fantasy stories instead of confronting them with the social realism that was believed in at the time. The attacks hurt him and he moved to Rome to live in 1971.

He wrote 30 books, not all were translated into English. His most successful titles in the UK are Momo and The Neverending Story, both of which were made into successful films.

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