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4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  10 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
Aug 14, 2011 Lorraine Ryan rated it really liked it
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
May 07, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 29, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
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
May 11, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
The text skips a lot of things - such as the Cleaners and Sarah meeting the wiseman with the bird hat - and reads more like a rather loose interpretation of the movie. It doesn't even include Sarah's famous "You have no power over me" line at the end - instead she screams that she loves Toby and Jareth is defeated "by the power of love", not by Sarah's strength of will. The art is really beautiful, though!
AHAHAHAHA! Excitement and Joy! I found it, I actually bleddy found it, hidden amongst my knitting patterns! I really thought I had lost this book. I am so happy to read this through again but this time with my daughter and son :)
Oct 19, 2014 JusMe rated it it was amazing
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Perfect storybook with brilliant illustrations of the movie for young and old alike.
Jan 05, 2012 Jennie rated it it was amazing
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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
Jan 15, 2016 Wild-Rogue-Rose rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it, the flow of the story was spot on and the illustrations were just gorgeous. Louise Gikow put an interesting view on the movie's story, while being close to script there were added or even changed pieces of dialogue.
Brian Mcnally's artwork gave a new depth and texture to Jim Henson and Brian Fraud's magical world for me.

Cannot wait to share this pleasing storybook with my kids if I ever have the fortunate happenstance of obtaining a good copy.
Aug 21, 2011 Terra rated it it was amazing
An excellent bedtime book that my kids an I like to read together!
Nov 10, 2014 Jaime rated it it was amazing
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I love the movie & I love love this book! :)
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