Stardust (Mass Market)

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This fun and whimsical tale by Neil Gaiman flies off the pages, enveloping readers into a full and exciting world of magic. Tristan Thorn leaves his home to journey through the land of Faerie, encountering many mystical beings along the way - faeries, witches, unicorns, sky pirates, you name it! This is a true fairy tale for the little kid inside every grown up.

-Recommended by Marissa

— From July 2017 Staff Picks

I happened to pick up a Neil Gaiman book as a sort of last resort.  Well, how wrong was I???  I’d been avoiding him for some perverse sub-thought of mine (if everyone else likes him, I’m sure not to). Stardust is a magnificent adult fairy tale; filled with Gaiman’s sense of joy and belief in the unbelievable.  The story has everything from the lowly shop-boy to the princess-in-disguise (well, the Star).  There are witches galore, and the means to do away with them; magic of all sorts - the list goes on.  Eloquent on so many levels; thought-provoking - a lovely story, altogether.

Recommended by Katie D.

— From October Staff Picks for Book Lovers

I typically struggle to get into fantasy reads, but this is an awesome, short, crowd-pleasing fairy tale with memorable characters and just enough raunchy Neil Gaiman humor to make it not quite kid-friendly! This was an audiobook favorite of mine, but the print copy is also quite small and easy to carry along with you. Just give it a read!

- Recommended by Anne

— From May Staff Picks to Get You Ready for Summer!


Now a major motion picture—this charming fairy tale by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, weaves a magical story set long ago in the tiny English village of Wall, a place where things are not quite what they seem.

Go and catch a falling star . . .

Tristran Thorn promises to bring back a fallen star for his beloved, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester—and crosses the wall that divides his English country town from another, more dangerous world of lords and witches, all of them in search of the star. Rich with adventure and magic, Stardust is one of master storyteller Neil Gaiman's most beloved tales.

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

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

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Praise For…

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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)

“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”

“A charming comic romance.”
— Dayton Daily News

“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

“[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.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062564344
ISBN-10: 006256434X
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English