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Stardust (P.S.)

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"To my surprise, Stardust has held up beautifully; if anything, it has eclipsed my memories and gotten better with age....Gaiman turns a story of misbegotten love into an epic adventure that never ceases to entertain — and is all the stronger for its brevity." Chris Bolton, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie — where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous — in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.

Review:

"[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

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"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

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"Gaiman gently borrows from many fine fantasists...but produces something sparkling, fresh, and charming, if not exactly new under the sun. Superb." Booklist

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"His finest work yet...prose as smooth as twelve-year-old scotch." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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"Strange...marvelous...magical." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A beautiful, memorable work." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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"Eminently readable — a charming piece of work." Washington Post Book World

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"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

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"[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

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"[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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October evening, Tristran makes a foolhardy promise that sends him through the only gap in the high stone wall, for which the village is named. He heads across the meadow...and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life. For readers who love enchanting tales like The Princess Bride, Stardust is guaranteed to win their hearts.

Synopsis:

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 is the critically acclaimed, award-wining creator of the Sandman series of graphic novels; author of the novels American Gods, Neverwhere, and Coraline; the short fiction collections Smoke and Mirrors and the upcoming Fragile Things; and the bestselling children's books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls.

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Beverly B, June 6, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Stardust is a beautifully written fairy tale with all of the classic fairy tale elements - witches, fairies, unicorns, magic, a thrilling adventure and star-crossed lovers. Neil Gaiman doesn't just write novels, he creates worlds filled with lovable characters.
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efox15, February 15, 2012 (view all comments by efox15)
The storyline of this book is intricate and beautiful. I have been recommending it ever since I finished it. The characters are all so likable and interesting. This author was amazing at capturing the quaintness of the little town of Wall and the beauty of the other side of Wall. I loved the people in the strange marketplace, and all the adventures Tristan had while traveling around in the magical world. The ending is perfect and a great way to wrap everything up. Neil Gaiman is such a great storyteller. He is so descriptive and has you fall in love with every character. This is a great light read! Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down!
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drake_smarch, March 23, 2010 (view all comments by drake_smarch)
Great book! Hard to read the old english but still just as good. Recommend for adults of all ages. Great mysical adventure!!! love the book a lot!!!!!!!!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061142024
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Author:
by Neil Gaiman
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.05x5.36x.71 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061142024 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "To my surprise, Stardust has held up beautifully; if anything, it has eclipsed my memories and gotten better with age....Gaiman turns a story of misbegotten love into an epic adventure that never ceases to entertain — and is all the stronger for its brevity." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Gaiman gently borrows from many fine fantasists...but produces something sparkling, fresh, and charming, if not exactly new under the sun. Superb."
"Review" by , "His finest work yet...prose as smooth as twelve-year-old scotch."
"Review" by , "Strange...marvelous...magical."
"Review" by , "A beautiful, memorable work."
"Review" by , "Eminently readable — a charming piece of work."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "[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.'"
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October evening, Tristran makes a foolhardy promise that sends him through the only gap in the high stone wall, for which the village is named. He heads across the meadow...and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life. For readers who love enchanting tales like The Princess Bride, Stardust is guaranteed to win their hearts.
"Synopsis" by , From the extraordinary imagination of Neil Gaiman — bestselling author of Neverwhere — comes a haunting fable of love, duty and magical lands.
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