Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization


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The official novelization of Jim Henson’s cult classic film along with a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s conception from the Jim Henson Archives.

Sarah has thirteen hours to save her brother from a land where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems.

Experience the beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson. Featuring twenty previously unpublished illustrations by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud and an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with fifty never-before-seen pages from his personal journal, detailing the initial conception of his ideas for Labyrinth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684152995
Publisher: Archaia
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: Labyrinth Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 74,427
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, voice actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets, The Storyteller, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Fraggle Rock.

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Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful to finally have this back in print, and the extras are perfect for any Labyrinth fan
ReadingBifrost More than 1 year ago
“Everything. I have done everything you wanted…You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me. I was frightening…I have reordered time…I have turned the world upside down…And I have done it all for you. I am exhausted from living up to your expectations.” I usually don’t read novelizations of movies, but it’s The Labyrinth! With Jareth! I’m not going to go into detail about the story, plot, and characters as those are basically the same as the movie. What I am going to point out are the major differences that sets the book apart from the movie. First we have the back story on Sarah’s mother. In the movie we see newspaper clippings and photos in Sarah’s room of “Linda Williams” and the mysterious Jeremy (also played by David Bowie). If you get a chance to look closer at the newspapers it’s apparent that they were in a relationship on and offstage, so Sarah’s mother is an actress- which is where Sarah gets her love of theatre. The book goes into detail and explains the relationship in more detail, such as Sarah and Jeremy get along very well and Jeremy treats Sarah as an adult- taking her to highclass restaurants with her mother. But it also implies that Sarah’s mother left her family for Jeremy, so we can kind of see why Sarah is a bit bratty under the circumstances of being spoiled/hurt. I really do wish they would have found some way to incorporate the songs into the book. No, I don’t want to be reading the lyrics off of the page or have the characters break out into song, but the music of The Labyrinth is so much a part of the movie that reading its novelization without having even pieces of the music lingering made some scenes fall really flat. What fans will really want this book for is the early concept art by Brian Froud and Jim Henson’s personal journal pages! I always love watching the extras on DVDs and thumbing through movie-art books. Seeing the early stages of Henson’s ideas on The Labyrinth and Froud’s critters that didn’t make the movie makes the book worth purchasing on its own. Overall, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Novelization is a great addition to any fans’ collection.
Svilla_ More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the Labyrinth movie you most definantly need to get this book, I'm barely on the third chapter but I already love it! It's as if you're watching the movie in your mind except with much more detail and explanation. If you haven't seen the movie I still recommend this book!
Yelhsa823 More than 1 year ago
Great read! The extras are amazing and help elaborate on the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago