I think, my childhood was most influenced by the book "Never Endling Story" from Michael Ende. The Book is seperated in two stories, but I always read the first one and never finished the second part. I also loved the Pictures and the Symbol (Auryn) in the Book and the detailed Letters for each chapter. And I have so often seen the movie inthe cinema with my grandmother. Later in my life I more and more recognized how often the author has stolen from other books and stories but I still love it.