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Momo Hardcover – February, 1985
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A modern classic for all ages.”ForeWord Review
"A German Classic returns to print"Publishers Weekly
"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!"LitKidz
"A joyful read."About.com
Top Customer Reviews
This book is for an adult who is pressed for time. This book includes many valuable lessons and suggests a right direction of life to people. I could learn from this book how important listening to other people is, and I also could think about time I have and spend every day. Momo helps people to listen to themselves by talking to her. Even though I have tried to listen to other people, I would find myself telling more about things I wanted to say. This book makes people realize once again about the importance of listening. Like this book says, people live busily to pursue their happiness, but they tend to lose their happiness because of that. Even if people make lots of money, they could lose their important things and get unhappy. This book tells us that we should take care of people who are around us more and try to feel the change of seasons and appreciate our life. How to spend time that we have evenly is up to us. We can make us be pursued by time. In addition, this book is very exciting. The adventure that Momo shows to take back time from the gray men led me into the exciting and fantastic world.
This edition of Momo is a 40th anniversary edition (just released yesterday!) and it is a MUST READ book. The plot of this book is very unlike anything I've read. It is unique and fun to read. I love Master Hora, the guy in charge of keeping time going. He's cool. I like the idea of the gray men as bad guys. They are really creepy. Momo is a great character. I like her "power!" I wish I had a power like that. I love the adventure in this book! I really like Cassiopeia, Master Hora's turtle, which can see exactly 30 minutes into the future and she can also "talk" by having letters appear on her shell to spell out sentences. I find that very cool. The illustrations scattered through the book are awesome. I like the last picture - Cassiopeia showing two words that appear only to the readers - The End!
*NOTE* This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perhaps it is entirely appropriate that a book about the virtues of wasting time and the risks of being constantly driven and goal oriented has a meandering feel to it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pop Bop
I have read Michael Ende ever since I was a little kid, and I still enjoy his books even today. Momo is one of my favorite books at all time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Momo
This is fantasy fiction for all ages. It is a lovely tale of an exceptional young woman, a commentary on social conformity, and a philosophical meditation on time both in terms of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BDF
This is a seriously charming story with a lesson about time that should not be lost. I heard of this book in the K-Drama My Lovely Sam Soon, and was intrigued by the premise... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Locheiven
MUST MUST READ for all ages!! This book is simply Brilliant, will inspire you and blow your socks off! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lenise R.
So happy to find this classic on it's hard cover, anniversary edition. I read this book when I was a teenager and it had an everlasting impact on my views of the world ( grey men... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Blue Cattylac
One of my favorite childhood books that I now bought again for my soon to be born daughter.Published 5 months ago by N. Fischer