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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Sarah has trouble coming to terms with the arrival of her new half-brother, Toby. One evening while babysitting, a frustrated Sarah says, "I wish the goblins would come and take you away right now!" Unknowingly, Sarah has uttered just the right words, and the goblins, accompanied by their king, appear in the nursery and whisk away the infant. Sarah finds herself lost in a ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Henry Holt & Company (first published January 1st 1986)
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Lorraine Ryan
A brilliant read based on the movie created by Jim Henson in the 80’s.
Sarah, a young teenager, was fed up of her younger brother getting all the attention and wished one night the goblins would come and take him away ‘right now’. Within an instance ‘Toby’ was gone and ‘Jareth’, the king of the Goblins allowed Sarah 13 hours to rescue him from the castle at the centre of the labyrinth. The story tells of her journey in to a mythical strange world where she meets various creatures along the way in
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Heather
I was the definition of a crazed nut when I got this book. I was 11 and always feel 11 when I read it. One of my very first books and is one of my all time favorites! When I was younger I used to watch the movie religiously and still own the VCR tape. It is a must have book for any age and every home library. I read this book to my nieces twice during a visit because they loved it so much.

One of my mottos of life came from Labyrinth which is, “What’s done dear is done.” I love it! I repeat thos
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Jennifer
I remember getting this book in 1986 and reading it over and over. I pored over every illustration with awe. In third grade I even recreated the illustration of the "strange creatures who were able to take off their heads and toss them into the air", much to my teacher's dismay.

Now, 25 years after its release, this storybook retains all of its original charm, beauty and wonder. Bruce McNally's illustrations are fantastically detailed, the story worthy to be passed on to new generations and need
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JusMe
Perfect storybook with brilliant illustrations of the movie for young and old alike.
Jennie
I have two copies, one bent and worn and other to keep. I remember getting the Scholastic pamplet and waiting for the order to come through. Grade 3 I think, scratched my name inside. Huge fan of the movie, I was able to relieve it all without turning on the television. Wicked illustrations and who can resist Jareth? Great for all. I'd test the waters with some sensitive children. I know of few on my regular kids that I babysat were none too thrilled when the baby was taken; tears and end spoile ...more
Erin
Absolutely loved it, the flow of the story and the illustrations were just gorgeous. Cannot wait to share with my kids.
Terra
An excellent bedtime book that my kids an I like to read together!
Jaime
I love the movie & I love love this book! :)
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