The Neverending Story: Michael Ende (A Puffin Book)
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The Neverending Story ( German: Die unendliche Geschichte) is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, published in 1979. The first English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was published in 1983. It was later adapted into a film series. Neverending Story II, The". World of Spectrum. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014 . Retrieved 20 February 2014.
Yskálnari — a race of humanoid people living at the edge of a sea of mist, which can be navigated only by boats fashioned from special reeds and which are propelled by willpower. In the animated series, the Yskálnari are depicted as seal-like humanoids manning conventional wooden ships which can navigate the Mist Sea. The Nothing is devouring Fantastica bit by bit and The Childlike Empress tasks Atreyu with stopping it. Meanwhile, holed up in his school's attic, Bastian Balthazar Bux reads a purlorned book and soon finds himself pulled into...This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. As the dying werewolf Gmork tells Atréu, the story-world has many powers, and there is more than one way to cross between the two worlds. When we knowingly cross over from the real world into the story-world, we can gain greatly from the experience. But dead creatures from Phantásia can also emerge into the real world, and they do so in the form of lies. As Gmork says, they make people believe things that are not true, and fear things that are not dangerous, and hate people who wish them no ill. In the second film, these creatures were called "Giants" because of their towering size and possess a horned crustacean-like appearance and lobster-like claws. When Bastian wishes for Xayide to have a heart, the giants are destroyed alongside their master. It took 19 men from Munich in Germany to portray these giants.
One of my favorite books of all time; this one is definitely closest to my heart. I've certainly read it more than any other (Ender's Game being a close second). Which is interesting because it's almost nothing like any of my other favorites (besides maybe Watership Down). Maybe it's because it's the first main character I was able to truly identify with. Or maybe because Bastian does what I had always dreamed of as a child, since the day I started reading: to enter inside a book, to turn my imagination into reality. And what is this book if not the most beautiful ode to imagination and story telling?Cada noche le leo dos páginas. Las suficientes para mantener su atención en todo lo alto y que tenga ganas de seguir conociendo el reino de Fantasía y a sus maravillosos habitantes.
Morla, also known as The Ancient One (German: Die Uralte), is a giant turtle who lives in the Swamps of Sadness: as the oldest living Fantastican, she has grown indifferent to the fate of Fantastica and her own survival. Reluctantly, she informs Atreyu that the Empress needs a new name and points Atreyu to the Southern Oracle. In the book and film, Morla has an allergy to youth (Atreyu) and sneezes violently in his presence. The film's version also knows nothing about the illness of the Empress but sends Atreyu directly to the Southern Oracle. And--for the more academic types among you ;)--it epitomizes a host of ideas distilled in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.
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