Stardust

By Neil Gaiman
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780380804559, 352pp.)

Publication Date: January 2000

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.




About the Author

Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.




Praise For Stardust

“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
-Washington Post Book World

“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A charming comic romance.”
-Dayton Daily News

“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
-Denver Post

“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
-Grand Rapids Press

“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
-Booklist

“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
-Dallas Morning News

“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
-Detroit Free Press

“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
-Denise Hamilton, Romantic Times BOOKclub

“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
-Desicritics.org on STARDUST

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