I’ve fallen under the spell of Queer Romance Month and of pretty covers (the latter isn’t really anything particularly new…)
Michael Ende’s DIE UNENDLICHE GESCHICHTE (THE NEVERENDING STORY) was one of my favourite novels when I was a child. Not only is the story magical, but also the book itself is beautifully made (or at least the edition I own was beautifully made). As you can see from these pictures, the book was printed in two colours: red for the real world and green for Fantastica.. There were also beautiful illustrations at the beginning of each chapter.
An amusing side note: I always thought Atréju had green skin. When I looked up his description a few months ago, I realised that he isn’t really supposed to be green: he is described as olive-skinned. (But who cares? For the past thirty years, my Atréju has had green skin… *g*)