Unicorns, dragons, sprites, will-o'-the-wisps: the inhabitants of an enchanted world. And into this world - through the pages of an old book - ventures Bastian, a lonely boy of ten or twelve.
But Fantastica is slowly decaying, its Childlike Empress dying.
Only a real human being can set things right by giving the Empress a new name.
Bastian takes up the challenge, and finds himself crossing the Swamps of Sadness and the Silver Mountains, meeting sorcerers and giants, bats and night-hobs, gnomes and racing snails, as he journeys bravely toward the Ivory Tower, Bastian's quest is filled with all the wonders of myth and fairy tale.
It is a fantasy adventure that will capture your heart - and recapture the magical dreams of childhood.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/07/1984
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780140074314