The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo—published six years earlier—is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl blessed with the gift of listening, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With gorgeous new drawings by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this all-new 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.
Praise for Momo:
NY Mag features Momo in their approval matrix, placing it in the spectrum of “high brow” and “brilliant.”
This Kid Reviews Books gives Momo five out of five book worms! Read the kids’ review here.
“A modern classic for all ages.”
“[An] all-ages delight”
“A German Classic returns to print”
—Publisher’s Weekly. Check out Momo’s profile here.
“A sophisticated fairy tale.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Here is a story so ingenious in its conception, so powerful in production that its message can safely slip unnoticed into the mind to linger after the splendid images begin to fade.”
—The Times Literary Supplement
“A sweet and wonderfully touching story…”
—Alexander, age 12, City Book Review
“A wonderful new translation with simple, gorgeous illustrations by Marcel Dzama. A masterpiece.”
—The Globe and Mail
“If there was only one children’s book I could put on the list of must-read, yet hardly known, children’s books, it would have to be Momo. I fell in love with the book, despite the fact that when I first went to read it, I assumed I wouldn’t like it at all!”
“A joyful read.”––About.comCheck out Momo’s official trailer, directed by Ilaria Varriale. Photos courtesy of Pat Castaldo, buyolmpia.com