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Michael Ende

Michael Ende

Michael Ende was born in 1929 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and died near Stuttgart in 1995. It was more by chance that he started writing for children, when he was asked to write the text for a picture book. Michael Ende let his love of telling stories take over and the result was a very thick manuscript about "Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver", which was an immediate and huge success after its publication in 1960. This was followed by other international best sellers, such as the fairy tale novel "Momo" (1972) and "Die unendliche Geschichte" (The Neverending Story) in 1979. He also wrote the texts for numerous picture books. He is one of the most successful German authors, and over 35 million copies of his books have been sold in more than 40 languages. Michael Ende was given many national and international prizes and literary awards for his novels and stories. In 1998, a Michael Ende Museum was opened in the International Youth Library in Munich.


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Das Traumfresserchen

Michael Ende, Annegert Fuchshuber

The Dream Eater

In the kingdom of Drowsyland sleep is all-important. But Princess Lullaby has such nasty dreams that she would more ...

Die Schattennähmaschine

Michael Ende, Binette Schroeder

The Shadow Sewing-Machine

"Die Schattennähmaschine" (The Shadow Sewing Machine) is a collection of poems. The stroll through the endless more ...

Lirum Larum Willi Warum

Michael Ende, Bernhard Oberdieck

Lirum Larum, Willy Why

Die Rüpelschule

Michael Ende, Volker Fredrich

The School for Louts

The world in Die Rüpelschule (The School for Louts) by Michael Ende and Volker Fredrich is all topsy-turvy. more ...

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

Michael Ende, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

Jim Button, a little black boy who one day arrived on the tiny island of Lummerland in a parcel, and Luke the more ...

Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13

Michael Ende, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and the Wild 13

In this second volume we find Jim Button and his friend Luke setting off on another long journey. With wit and more ...

Die unendliche Geschichte

Michael Ende, Claudia Seeger

The Neverending Story

The little empress is in dispair. The Nothing is threatening to devour her country. She manages to get more ...

Filemon Faltenreich

Michael Ende, Daniela Chudzinski

Filemon Foldrich

Filemon Foldrich is a very wise elephant. That's why he doesn't realize that he has been challenged to a game more ...

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer machen einen Ausflug

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and Luke, the Engine Driver, Go on a Trip

Jim Button and his friend Lucas, the engine driver, are the best of friends. And because the weather today is more ...

Momo

Michael Ende

Momo

An uncanny company of "grey gentlemen" is making more and more people save time. But they are really cheating more ...

Der Teddy und die Tiere

Michael Ende, Cornelia Haas

The Teddy and the Animals

A teddy bear called Washable has now retired and no one has any use for him. He just doesn’t know why he’s more ...

Jim Knopf und der Scheinriese

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and the Bogus Giant

Jim Button and Luke, the engine driver, go through the desert with Emma. There they discover a huge giant in more ...

Die Zauberschule

Michael Ende, Regina Kehn

The School of Magic and other Stories

This magnificently illustrated collection of all the fairy tales, fables and stories Michael Ende ever wrote more ...

Ophelias Schattentheater

Michael Ende, Friedrich Hechelmann

Ophelia's Shadow Theatre

Ophelia is an old lady who has spent her life working as a prompter in the theatre in the small town she lives more ...

Momo

Michael Ende, Friedrich Hechelmann

Momo

Momo is not a story just for children or just for adults. Published in 1973 and the winner of the German and more ...

Tranquilla Trampeltreu

Michael Ende, Michael Bayer

Tranquilla Trampeltrue

One of the loveliest picture book stories by Michael Ende, and a timeless tale about determination and more ...

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Jim Knopf!

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Happy Birthday, Jim Button!

Happy Birthday, Jim Button – and all his friends come to congratulate him! This picture book is the perfect more ...

Jim Knopf findet's raus - Geschichten über Lokomotiven, Vulkane und Scheinriesen

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button Finds Out!

Jim Button gets to the bottom of things! His entertaining stories explain his world to us!

 

Do train engines more ...

Norbert Nackendick

Michael Ende, Jochen Stuhrmann

Norbert Fatnoggin

The story of how the dictator rhinoceros Norbert Fatnoggin is fooled by the other animals.

 

The tyrannical more ...

Momo

Michael Ende, Friedrich Hechelmann

Momo

“Momo” is not a story just for children or just for adults. Published in 1973 and the winner of the German and more ...

Von Schmetterlingen und weisen Elefanten

Michael Ende, Daniela Chudzinski

On Butterflies and Wise Elefants

This Collection includes most beautiful Picture Books by Michael Ende:

 

Filemon Foldrich

The Lindworm and the more ...

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer gehen durch dick und dünn

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber

Jim Button and Luke, the Engine Driver, Go Through Thick and Thin

Emma, the train engine, has to leave Lummerland.

A train engine, an engine driver, a king and two and a half more ...

Jim Knopf und Prinzessin Li Si

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber

Jim Button and Princess Li Si

Jim Button is head over heels in love with Princess Li Si.

She is the daughter of the Emperor of Mandala, and more ...

Jim Knopf und der Scheinriese

Beate Dölling, Michael Ende, Mathias Weber

Jim Button and the Bogus Giant

No need to be frightened of the stranger!

Jim Button and Luke, the engine driver, go through the desert with more ...

Momo

Michael Ende, Dieter Braun

Momo

The story of time thieves and Momo, the child who gave the stolen time back to the people.

Momo’s world is a more ...

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and Lucas the Engine Driver

One day, the island of Lummerland gets a new inhabitant: the postman brings a mysterious-looking parcel with more ...

Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13

Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and the Wild 13

Since the adventures Jim Button and Lucas the engine driver had in the first volume, life on Lummerland more ...

Das große Michael-Ende-Vorlesebuch

Michael Ende, Maja Bohn, Ute Krause

The Big Michael Ende Storytime Book

The writings of Michael Ende are among the most important works in German for children and young adults. They more ...

Jim Knopf findet's raus

Michael Ende, Charlotte Lyne, Mathias Weber

Jim Button Finds Out

What causes thunderstorms? And how far is it to the sun? Jim Button wants to know everything about everything. more ...

Das Schnurpsenbuch

Michael Ende, Maja Bohn

The Book of little Rascals

A little rascal can be large or small,
thin, fat and any other way.
But one thing is for sure:
More than more ...

Jim Knopf und der fliegende Teppich

Michael Ende, Mathias Weber, F. J. Tripp

Jim Button and the Flying Carpet

Author Charlotte Lyne, a great Michael Ende connoisseur and Jim Button fan, has developed a completely new more ...

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer – Filmbuch

Michael Ende

Jim Knopf and Luke the Engine Driver - Film Tie-in Book

Jim Button, a little black boy who one day arrived on the tiny island of Lummerland in a parcel, and Luke the more ...

Das kleine Lumpenkasperle

Michael Ende, Roswitha Quadflieg

The Little Rag Puppet

It is the fortieth birthday of Michael Ende's little rag puppet. To mark the occasion we are publishing a new more ...

Das Traumfresserchen

Michael Ende, Annegert Fuchshuber

The Dream Devourer

Being afraid of bad dreams and not being able to fall asleep is unpleasant for adults and even worse for more ...

Momo

Michael Ende

Momo

Momo, an unkempt little girl, lives on the outskirts of a city in the ruins of an amphitheatre. She possesses more ...

Rodrigo Raubein und Knirps, sein Knappe

Michael Ende, Wieland Freund, Regina Kehn

Rodrigo Roughneck and Nipper, his Knave

In a  nutshell:
Nipper is on the road with his parents, who earn their living as puppeteers. Nowhere is more more ...

Jim Knopf im Land der Pyramiden

Michael Ende, Charlotte Lyne, Mathias Weber

Jim Knopf in the Land of Pyramids

In this new story, Jim and Lukas travel to Egypt. The builders of a pyramid don’t dare to venture into the more ...

Die unendliche Geschichte

Michael Ende, Sebastian Meschenmoser

The Neverending Story

For the 40th anniversary of the Neverending Story, the artist Sebastian Meschenmoser upgrades it with over 50 more ...