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Nekonečný příběh by Michael Ende

Nekonečný příběh (original 1985; edition 2006)

by Michael Ende, Eva Pátková, František Skála (Illustrator)

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Title:Nekonečný příběh
Authors:Michael Ende
Other authors:Eva Pátková, František Skála (Illustrator)
Info:Praha : Albatros, 2006
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, fantasy, borrowed, from martin, czech translation, german lit, read 2012

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This book is taking place through the reading of the human boy, Bastain. He has recently lost his mother and feels all alone in the world. He feels like he has a connection with the book while reading as well as the main character, Atreyu. Atreyu's mission is to find out how to save the Childlike Empress so she can save Fantastica from the Nothing that is swallowing it up. When Atreyu leaved to start his mission he has a horse that dies very early on. A little later he befriends a luck dragon that was caught in a spiders web. The luck dragon can fly and takes Atreyu on to find answers. The being with the answers he's seeking is known as the Southern Oracle. He has to pass through 3 very special gates to be able to reach the oracle. When he gets there he discovers the oracle is only a voice, and it can only hear him if he speaks in rhyme. His answer is clear, the Childlike Empress needs a new name and only a human can give it to her. Atreyu sets off with his luck dragon to try to reach the world with humans but it is no use because Fantastica has no boundaries. Bastain is the key to saving Fantasica and it is him reading the book and getting involved in the adventures that allows him to live his dreams and save the Childlike Empress. I thought this book was great. It's a great way to open up the imagination by having a human side and a story side.
Classroom extension: Have 2-4 students draw a picture of one of the characters from the story and compare their imaginative artwork when presenting them all to the class. Or, have the students in groups of two think up 2-4 questions/answers for each other and talk in rhyme. ( )
  emedwards | Mar 22, 2015 |
I loved the movie and I love the book. P.S. The book has a lot more than the movie does. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 18, 2015 |
This fantastical story tells the adventure of a boy who finds a book, reads it, and becomes a part of it. this is a great book for kids that are super interested and get lost when reading a story. This will help them relate to their relationship with books.
  harleybrenton | Mar 12, 2015 |
Unlike any other story ever told, the Neverending Story, not only takes you to fantasy, but also brings fantasy to reality. It is, without a doubt, the philosopher's stone of fantastic literature. ( )
  JorgeCarvajal | Feb 13, 2015 |
I first read this book when I was 10 or 11. Over twenty years later, it's still one of my favorites. This story has so much depth that each time it's read, it may as well be a different story altogether. Like Mr. Correander points out to Bastian, "The Neverending Story is different for each person", this holds true. This has to be the sixth or seventh time in my life that I've read this and still it was like a brand-new adventure. I smiled as I read chapters that remembered, and was in awe of ones I didn't. To this day, a piece of my heart belongs to Atreyu who has to be the bravest boy I've ever "met".

This story carries a lot of emotion in it, and more than one cloaked lesson between its pages. It's definite must read by parents to their children. Not only will it teach children valuable life lessons, it will help parents to better see the world through their children's eyes and hearts. Perhaps it will remind parents of their own adventures in Fantastica, after all, we adults tend to forget the many times we've been there and have given the Childlike Empress her name >~.^ ( )
  S.CuAnam_Policar | Feb 7, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ende, Michaelprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Basoli, AntonioIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manheim, RalphTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nieuwenhuizen, Johan vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pandolfi, AminaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quadflieg, RoswithaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This inscription could be seen on the glass door of a small shop, but naturally this was only the way it looked if you were inside the dimly lit shop, looking out at the street through the plateglass door.
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Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there.

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Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

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