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Ende, Michael.
New York : Puffin Books, 1997
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
ISBN 0140386335
Bastian Balthazar Bux isn't very good at defending himself against bullies.  In fact, he isn't very good at much of anything.  So, when the bullies from school come after him one morning all he can do is run.  Maybe it's luck that he chooses to hide in the bookstore on the corner or maybe it's something more.  Whatever it might have been, his unplanned detour starts him on adventure unlike any he could have ever imagined.  Before he can even think about it he takes the book from the old man's chair and races to school with it.  Once there, he locks himself in the attic and begins to read.  At first it seems like any other tale of fantasy, but as he continues to read Bastian finds himself being pulled further and further into the pages until he suddenly discovers that he has been a part of the Neverending Story from the very beginning.  And that's when Bastian's real adventures begin.  (Miranda J. Hawkins,
SUBJECTS:     Fantasy.


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