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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (Jim Knopf #1)

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Having turned their railroad engine into a boat and set sail for adventure because their island has become too crowded, Jim Button and Luke try to rescue the kidnapped Princess of China from Dragontown.
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published July 27th 1990 by Overlook Juvenile (first published 1960)
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Manny
"Pippi," said Annika one day when they were eating pancakes in Villa Villekulla's pleasant kitchen, "Everyone knows you're the strongest person in the world. But who's next strongest?"

"Starke Adolf," said Pippi at once. "Remember I wrestled him to the ground at the fair and won a hundred kronor?"

"Oh yes!" said Tommy. "Of course. And who's third?"

"Ah," said Pippi. "I'm glad you asked me that question. It's my old friend Lukas the Engine-Driver, and now I think I need to go visit him again."

"Where
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer = Jim Buttom and luke the engine driver, Michael Ende
عنوان: جیم دگمه؛ نویسنده: میشائیل (میشل) انده؛ تصویرگر: راینهارد میخل؛ مترجم: یزدان خدابنده؛ تهران، کانون پرورش فکری کودکان و نوجوانان، 1375؛ در 231ص، مصور؛ چاپ دوم ؟، چاپ سوم 1381، چاپ چهارم 1392؛ شابک: 9789644322372؛موضوع: داستانهای کودکان و نوجوانان از نویسندگان آلمانی قرن 20 م
لوکاس، راننده قطار، در کشور بسیار کوچکی به نام لومرلند زندگی میکرد. لومرلند همچون یک جزیره بود، و یک پادشاه داشت. همه ماجرا از
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Arghavan
Nov 08, 2013 Arghavan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arghavan by: بابا
چی میشه گفت به کتابی ایــنهمه جادویی؟ اینهمه عزیز؟..
قشنگترین ه.
آقای اندهی عزیز.


× دو تا نسخه داریم از این کتاب. یکیش رو امروز خریدم که خوشحال شم. اون یکیش رو بابا خریده؛ آذرِ هفتادوپنج. از فرط خوندهشدن در معرض ورقورقشدن ه تقریباً. اوّلش اسمِ من هم هست. منِ چندروزه. :] نوستالژیکترین و باارزشترین ه.
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Susan
برای سن من دیگر خیلی دیر بود.برای سیزده سال و پایینتر فکر کنم خوب باشد.
داستان نسبتا خوبی داشت.ولی این که قضیه ی پیداشدن ناگهانی جیم بدون هیچ توضیحی کنارگذاشته شد برایم عجیب بود.مخصوصا برای کتابهای کودک و نوجوان گره گشایی بخش مهمی است که در این کتاب خبری از این بخش نبود.
اصلا نفهمیدم چرا تصاویر کتاب که جزو نقاط قوتش هم بودند در کل کتاب با چندصفحه تاخیر می آمدند؟!ماجرا تمام شده بود و رفته بود،تازه تصویرش می آمد!
خیلی وقت است از این کتابهای دو و سه ستاره ای خسته شدم.این هم کتاب خوبی بود،اما نه برای م
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Julia Winknler
Jan 27, 2008 Julia Winknler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a little boy called Jim Knopf and he lives with his best friend on the little Island LUmmerland. LUmmerland also has a king, and a few people who live on the beautiful Island. Frau Waas is the mother ( though not the real one) of Jim. WHen Jim was still a baby he came in a package for a woman called Frau Mahlzahn. But there was only one lady on LUmmerland and so Jim is the son of frau waas. One day , as Jim is allready 7 years old, The king says that the island is to small f ...more
Zeb
Oct 16, 2011 Zeb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lukas the Steam Engine Driver was one of my Childhood role models. Michael Ende's first book to become a best seller, it is very much part of my childhood; or one could go further: Ende with this and his other books helped to shape my worldview: things are not always what they seem to be. His genius idea of the "Schein-Riese", the aparent giant, who, unlike all others who are "Schein-Zwerge", aparent dwarfes, appears taller and taller the further away you step. This poor Scheinriese was hiding a ...more
Jackie
Auf Lummerland, einer sehr kleinen und friedlichen Insel, wohnen vier Personen: König Alfons der Viertel vor Zwölfte, Herr Ärmel, Frau Waas und Lukas der Lokomotivführer mit seiner Lokomotive Emma. Eines Tages wird ein geheimnisvolles Paket abgegeben. Darin befindet sich zu der Überraschung aller ein schwarzes Baby: Jim Knopf! Die Bewohner Lummerlands nehmen Jim entzückt bei sich auf. Im Laufe der Jahre macht sich der König jedoch Sorgen, denn sobald Jim ein ganzer Untertan sein wird, ist der Pl ...more
Missy J
Oh no, the magic is lost! Between 2.5 and 3 stars...

I remember when I was in primary school, we spent an hour every Friday in the school library. Back then my teacher read this book for us, but she never finished the story (she stopped around 30%) because the semester was already over. Many, many years went by and I have always wondered what happened to Jim Knopf and Lukas der Lokomotivfuehrer. I can't help but feel sad. Back then I was so enchanted by the story, it was colorful and magical! But
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El Templo
"Cuando hablamos de Michael Ende nos vienen a la mente dos de sus obras maestras: Momo y La historia interminable, quizá porque ambas fueron popularizadas por el cine. Sin embargo, Ende escribió muchas cosas más. Entre sus obras infantiles destaca, sobre todo, ese gran derroche de fantasía, humor y ternura que son las aventuras de Jim Botón, que es un auténtico clásico de la literatura infantil alemana. A pesar de publicarse en dos volúmenes (Jim Botón y Lucas el maquinista y Jim Botón y los Tre ...more
Bogdan
Mar 11, 2016 Bogdan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-kids
Not a bad book but maybe when you`re a kid you`ll enjoy it much more than when you`re an adult reader.

Still, we have a lot of good things happening...

Loved the illustrations and yes, the romanian version looks great.
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Pavel
Apr 02, 2011 Pavel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-sonya
This is one of those masterpieces of literature for children, which brings a lot of fun and light to their parents as well (Tove Jansen maybe closest example). Imaginery world is mixed and shaken here with the real one, with a little touch of satire and lot of humor. You always know where real China ends and imaginary one starts, but you hardly notice how it happens.
Little island kingdom has one king and three subjects, untill one fine day they get the fourth - black baby foundling - Jim Knopf.
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Buchdrache
Jan 27, 2016 Buchdrache rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Rückblickend habe ich in meiner Kindheit wirklich etwas verpasst, dass ich das Buch nicht schon damals gelesen habe. Jim Knopf ist in der Tat ein Kinderbuchklassiker, der in keinem Kinderzimmer fehlen darf.
Ich hatte ein ungemeine Freude an der feinsinnigen und liebevollen Sprache und der Detailliertheit von Lummerland und Mandala und war sofort verliebt in die vielen wunderbaren Charaktere. Ende hat hier eine faszinierende Kreativität gezeigt, die seinem Werk seinen Charme verleiht.
Die Geschich
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بهمن بهمن
میشاییل انده در 1929 به دنیا آمد. در آلمان به دنیا آمد؛ و از همان نوجوانی شروع کرد به گفتن شعر و نوشتن داستان کوتاه. انده از همان اول دوست داشت نمایشنامه نویس شود. خیلی هم دوست داشت اما آخرش هم نتوانست یک کار پرطرفدار ارایه کند. خب! بالاخره در سرزمین برتولت برشت، باید خیلی سرت بشود از این کار، تا تحویل ات بگیرند. نگرفتند و شانس آورد! چون پول احتیاج داشت.

- به تقاضای یک دوست نقاش متنی برای کتاب مصورش نوشت. اسم این کتاب جیم دگمه و لوکاس لوکوموتیوران بود و یک دفعه خیلی مشهور شد و در 1961 برنده جایز
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Red
Mar 23, 2013 Red rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-corner
the books of ende are places to be. neverending story is best as an example. in momo you find the protagonist having a strong imagination like ende has. but these places are always threatend by forces to overcome. jim knopf is on a quest against a dragon in dragoncity. but unlike the original he is not killing the dragon but making it golden. sort of ghandi inspired i quess. this is not the most mature work of ende but the most pure. here i can imagine him telling a story to children not knowing ...more
Sarah
Mar 09, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Als Kind habe ich die Abenteuer von Jim und Lukas einfach geliebt. Als ich vor kurzem in einer recht nostalgischen Phase war, musste ich Jim Knopf einfach noch einmal lesen. Klar, es ist wirklich für kleine Kinder geschrieben, und ich weiß ja, wie es ausgeht, aber ich konnte trotzdem nicht umhin, mir die Haare zu raufen und zu hoffen, dass alles Gut wird. Und das wird es ja auch am Ende :)
Catarina
Palavras não descrevem o quanto eu amava este livro em criança! Era tudo de fantástico e misterioso num livro de capa dura que de tanto ler acabei por estragar com grande pena minha. Mesmo sem a capa, o livro ainda vive! Um dos melhores para crianças sem dúvida!
Francie
3.5 stars.

I fondly remember the anime series I watched as a child. I believe the book is also great for children, yet I did not like it that much as an adult. It was enjoyable and sweet enough but not quite fetching.
Izengabe
Mar 03, 2016 Izengabe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-the-80s
Leí la versión en español: Jim Botón y Lucas el maquinista. Le tengo muchísimo cariño <3
Beate Stephan
Jan 27, 2017 Beate Stephan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Berühmt geworden durch die Sendung der Augsburger Puppenkiste. Jim ist ein Findlingskind, das von Lukas adoptiert wird. Jim wird der Lehrling der Lokomotivführers und sie fahren zusammen um die Welt und erleben Abenteuer.
Marina Sofia
Nov 25, 2016 Marina Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this (while translating simultaneously) to my children. Such a fun and yet thoughtful book! A classic.
Gerrit
Mar 21, 2017 Gerrit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Fantastisch wie Michael Ende die richtigen Knöpfe von Kindern zu drücken weiß, um eine spannende, märchenhafte, vereinnahmende Geschichte mit absolut liebenswerten Figuren zu erzählen.
Jennys Bücherkiste
Rezension:
Obwohl ich das Buch natürlich als Kind mehrfach gelesen habe, ist anscheinend nicht besonders viel hängen geblieben. So konnte ich fast unvoreingenommen mit Jim Knopf und Lukas auf die Reise gehen. Es war wirklich spannend. Natürlich ist das immer in Relation zu sehen, da es sich um ein Kinderbuch handelt, aber auch für Erwachsene ist es eindeutig nicht langweilig. Alle Szenen sind so weit ausgeführt wie nötig, aber generell geht die Handlung schnell voran. Haben sich Jim und Lukas ger
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Anna-Carolina
During my studying in Freiburg for a semester in 2015, I had bought Jim Knopf already (in English his name is Jim Button) but it took me a while to start reading it. I had already read "Momo" by Michael Ende by that time (a beautiful children's book that I would also recommend for adults) and wanted to read more of his work.

To be fair, I only read very positive reviews about the book on Goodreads and although I certainly agree with the fact that it is a well-written and beautifully illustrated
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Myth Liberated
Feb 19, 2017 Myth Liberated rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خوبی برای بچه های دوره ابتدایی و راهنمایی سابق هست البته با این شرط که هنوز در دوره سیطره ای تبلت و موبایل یه بچه تو این سن دنبال کتابی باشه که سریع به خودش جذبش بکنه .
توصیف اول کتاب در باره کشور لومرلند ، من رو که سریع دست به قلم کرد تا این کشور خیالی کوچیک رو نقاشی کنم
نمیدونم اصل کتاب هم نقاشی زیادی داره یا کم ولی ه هر حال جالب بود.
Williesun
Was eine wundervolle Geschichte!! Alle Jahre wieder entdecke ich dank der Freilichtbühne eine neue Geschichte, die ich eigentlich aus Kindertagen kennen sollte und doch nicht kenne.

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer sind ein tolles Gespann und erleben eine Vielzahl von Abenteuern auf dem Weg um Prinzessin Li Si zu befreien. Und jetzt verstehe ich auch endlich, wer Frau Malzaan ist. Dazu musste ich auch nur 28 Jahre alt werden.

Was mich besonders erfreut ist, dass Lukas niemals aufgibt. Ega
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Michi
May 14, 2015 Michi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to watch the animated adaptation of this as a kid, but never got around to reading the book until now. Surprisingly the show is actually very faithful to the book. As far as children’s books go, this one is quite fun and exciting, though there are some bits and pieces (e.g. Lisi wanting Jim to learn to read so she can have a husband who is smarter than her and whom she can admire or some of the racial stereotypes) that I wouldn’t necessarily leave uncommented if I was reading it to a chil ...more
My Härstedt
Feb 22, 2016 My Härstedt rated it really liked it
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Terje Fredvik
[Based on Norwegian translation] Jim Knapp og Lukas Lokomotivfører var en fantastisk bok da jeg hørte den opplest på radioen for 30 år siden. Da jeg leste den på nytt nå for datteren min må jeg innrømme at den ikke var like altoppslukende fengende, verken for meg eller den unge. Det er fortsatt en god og spennende bok, men den norske oversettelsen bærer preg av å være gammel. Mange vanskelige og ukjente ord, både for meg (40 år) og datteren (7 år)! En del omstendelig dialog. Men fortsatt underho ...more
Olaya Valle
Dec 04, 2011 Olaya Valle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literatura
Le tengo mucho cariño a este libro. Es de un tono mucho más infantil que La historia interminable, muchísimo más que Momo, pero derrocha imaginación y las aventuras de sus protagonistas me parecen divertidisimas.
Este libro me lo leyeron de muy pequeña en el colegio y se quedo grabado en mi memoria. En la adolescencia conseguí comprarlo, y aún ahora de vez en cuando me gusta cogerlo y releer algún capítulo para regresar a la infancia XD
Y las ilustraciones son una monada.
Angélica
Jan 20, 2017 Angélica rated it it was amazing
This was my first Michael Ende book, I was 11 years old and it was my brother's homework. I think I would never thank enough his teacher for introduce me to Ende's work. He is amazing and this book is no exception. I think this one is really good to make children to read. It has fantasy, humor, unexpected changes, lovable characters and as always with Ende, deep meaning around the story.
Totally recommended! Enjoy!
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Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende was a German writer of fantasy and children's literature. He was the son of the surrealist painter Edgar Ende. He died in Stuttgart (Germany) of stomach cancer.

Ende was one of the most popular and famous German authors of the 20th century, mostly due to the enormous success of his children's books. However, Ende was not strictly a children’s author, as he also wrote bo
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