Synopses & Reviews
What happens when you make a promise to bring back a fallen star? Teenager Tristran Thorn is about to find out, as he ventures beyond the wall of his English countryside town. After falling in love with the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester, he sets out on a quest to fulfill his promise to his beloved and stumbles into the magical realm that lies beyond.
"[A] refreshingly creative story with appealing characters that manages to put a new twist on traditional fairy-tale themes." Library Journal
"Wonderful stuff, for kids of all ages." Kirkus Reviews
"Gaiman offers a tale that is fresh and original." School Library Journal
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
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Young Tristan Thorn vows to retrieve a fallen star to win the hand of beautiful Victoria Forester in Gaiman's classic fantasy, now adapted for the big screen by Paramount Pictures, starring Robert De Niro, Clare Danes, and Michelle Pfeiffer, due for release in March 2007.
About the Author
Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.