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Stardustby Neil Gaiman
Synopses & Reviews
"A beautiful, memorable work." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"His finest work yet...prose as smooth as twelve-year-old scotch." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Strange...marvelous...magical." Philadelphia Inquirer
"A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic." Chicago Tribune
"[Gaiman] charms again...deftly written....There are dozens of fantasy writers around reshaping traditional stories, but none with anything like Gaiman's distinctive wit, warmth, and narrative energy. Wonderful stuff, for kids of all ages." Kirkus Reviews
"Grounding his narrative in mythic tradition, Gaiman employs exquisitely rich language, natural wisdom, good humor and a dash of darkness to conjure up a fairy tale in the grand tradition." Publishers Weekly
"Gaiman gently borrows from many fine fantasists...but produces something sparkling, fresh, and charming, if not exactly new under the sun. Superb." Booklist
"Eminently readable — a charming piece of work." Washington Post Book World
"Stardust is a beautifully written fairy tale for adults (and precocious children) which will refresh even the most deflated sense of wonder. It's a shimmering, shining, iridescent treasure for readers to cherish." Paula Guran, Event Horizon
"[A]n original and well-written fairy tale....This is a refreshingly creative story with appealing characters that manages to put a new twist on traditional fairy-tale themes." Library Journal
"[F]resh and original. Though the plot begins with disparate threads, by the end they are all tied together and the picture is complete. The resolution is satisfying and complex, proving that there is more to fairy tales than 'happily ever after.'" School Library Journal
In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. And here, one crisp October eve, Tristran makes his love a promise — an impetuous vow that will send him through the only breach in the wall, across the pasture...and into the most exhilarating adventure of his life.
In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, a lovelorn young man steps through a gap in a high stone wall, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
From the extraordinary imagination of Neil Gaiman — bestselling author of Neverwhere — comes a haunting fable of love, duty and magical lands.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman wrote the award-winning graphic novel series The Sandman, and with Terry Pratchett, the award-winning novel Good Omens. His first book for children, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean, hasn't yet won any awards, but was one of Newsweek's Best Children's Books of 1997. Angels & Visitations, a small press story collection, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and won the International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Collection, despite not having any horror in it. Well, hardly any. Born in England, he now makes his home in America, in a big dark house of uncertain location where he grows exotic pumpkins and accumulates computers and cats. He is currently at work turning his first novel, Neverwhere, into a film for Jim Henson films.
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