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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  25,229 ratings  ·  1,045 reviews
Momo is very intelligent and is not easily fooled by the two men who come to town telling people to save time and deposit it in the bank. With the help of her friend, Professor Hora, and a turtle, she is determined to find out what they are doing with time.
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published February 1st 1985 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (first published 1973)
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Pia Hitzel I agree with Nim, but if you've already read a book in another language (e.g. English) it's actually a lot easier to understand that same book. If…moreI agree with Nim, but if you've already read a book in another language (e.g. English) it's actually a lot easier to understand that same book. If you've seen one of the Momo movies that counts (it might be a little more difficult though). Anyway, there aren't that many too complicated words in Momo like for instance in Harry Potter or Twilight because there is no "real" magic like wizards or something involved. So yeah, if you already understand longer texts in German you should give it a try and read it because reading really helps you learn a language. Good luck! :)(less)
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Kara Maia Spencer
Aug 08, 2007 Kara Maia Spencer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA & Adults
Momo is a classic story that is known as a children's book, yet I believe that adults may even glean more from its reading than younger folk. Momo is written by Michael Ende, the author who is most known in the US for having written The Neverending Story. When I was younger, and my mother ran an independent children's bookstore, she ordered a case of this book, and gave a copy to all of her friends and colleagues.

This is a modern day fairytale, about a little girl named Momo, who moves into a ru
Rinda Elwakil

مومو ..
القصة الغريبة حول لصوص الوقت , و حول الطفلة التي تعيد للبشر وقتهم المسروق .

يوميا - عن غير إرادة مني- أكبر أنا في السن ,و لكني و - و لم أجد لهذا سببا- مع الوقت ازداد حبا لكل ما يتعلق بعالم الطفولة لا الكبار ..
أفلامي المفضلة ل ديزني , و كتبي المفضلة هي قصص الأطفال .

أبتهجت عندما علمت أن مومو قصة مصنفة تحت بند كتب الأطفال .
ال "Fairy tales " .

و بالرغم من ذلك فقد حوت صفحاته رسائل و رسائل أضافت لي ما لم يضفه لي الكثير من أدب الراشدين و الكبار إلا ما رحم ربي .

في الزمان البعيد ..البعيد جدا .. ف
May 09, 2007 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Oh my... you haven't read this book? You poor dear. I suspect that the reason why this book is not read in the United States is because the grey men are working very hard to keep it off the shelves. It is moments, not time, that is precious.
Our time is stolen; or perhaps more accurately we mortgage it away, thinking we're getting a bargain when in fact we're screwing ourselves over.

Mystery and Melancholy on a Street, Giorgio de Chirico
Apr 20, 2007 Dane rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of lighthearted literature
Shelves: fiction-read
You cannot, repeat: cannot, go into this book with the expectations of "hard," realist fiction. Then again, if you know anything about Michael Ende (the author of the Never Ending Story), you won't.

Momo is one of those rare books that would do well in a fourth-grade classes, but is also strangely releveant to adults. The story centers around a girl named Momo who took residence in an ancient, abandoned amphitheater in an unnamed town, which is populated by a series of people who do small-town jo
Oct 09, 2008 Bunny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People of any age who never have time for anything
Recommended to Bunny by: Meltha
Shelves: read-in-08
Recommended to me by Meltha, one of the smartest people I know, who has a great love for most of the things I love. How could I resist?

10/9 - Why? Why isn't this required reading in schools all over the damn place? Why haven't I heard of this? Why hasn't it been made into a movie like NES?



This book is WONDERFUL! And for the first time since I started keeping my nose in a book 14 hours a day (a girl's gotta sleep), people asked what I was reading, and I had so much fun telling th
Harun Harahap
Pertama kali mendengar kata “Momo” adalah ketika saya berusia dibawah sepuluh tahun. Kata itu disebutkan oleh tante saya yang baru pulang dari Ambon. “Momo” yang Ia katakan berarti sebutan untuk sejenis hantu atau setan di Ambon. Sejak saat itu mengendaplah kata “Momo” di otak saya dan terasosiasikan dengan hantu. Hingga akhirnya saya mendengar “Momo’ digunakan untuk panggilan adik kecilku.

“Momo” adalah tokoh utama dari sebuah buku yang berjudul sama dengan namanya. Kelebihan dari “Momo” adalah
Simona Bartolotta
«Quando sei nata?»
Momo ci pensò un po' su e infine disse: «Se mi ricordo bene, ci sono sempre stata».
Riguardo a un'introduzione: Se c'è una cosa che io ho amato sempre, sin da bambina, sono le storie. I miei giocattoli preferiti erano le bambole, perché le loro vite le inventavo io; mi piacevano anche i cartoni animati che davano in televisione, mini racconti di dieci minuti da divorare tra una pappetta e l'altra. Quello che amavo di più, però, erano i film d'animazione, in primis quelli della
fanny golvano
May 05, 2007 fanny golvano rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a todo el mundo
Este libro te demuestra la complejidad de la vida a traves de las de la aparente simplicidad de un cuento de niños, es sin duda uno de mis libros favoritos, mi padre me lo leia todos los dias cuando era pequeña.

Su importancia radica en la naturalidad del la historia y la metafora que imprime , es totalmente extrapolable a la realidad actual.

Los hombres grises existen sin duda, nos absorben nuestro tiempo y nadie es consciente de esto solo los niños que todavia utilizan su imaginacion, son capace
ياسمين ثابت


منذ اربع سنوات تقريبا شاهدت مسلسل كوري اسمه my name is kim samsoon كان مسلسل رائع وكوميدي جدا يدور حول قصة حب بين فتاة سمينة تعمل صانعة للحلوى وقعت في حب مدير المطعم الشاب الثري جدا....هذا الشاب كانت له ابنه اخ لا تتكلم (لسبب نفسي) وفي مشهد في احدى الحلقات كانت بطلة المسلسل تتحدث اليها وتقول لها انك تشبهين مومو هي لم تتكلم ايضا....لانها كانت تحب الاستماع للاخرين وكان الجميع يأتون اليها من كل مكان لانها تنصت لهم بشكل يجعلهم يكتشفون امور بداخلهم ويبتكرون ويتغيرون....تستمر حلقات المسلسل ونرى البطل
THIS is how to write a novel-length fairy tale. The characters are whole and human, the fantasy pure, and all else perfect. I must have more of Michael Ende's work.
Some stories that deal with magic don't explain anything, not even the rules by which their magic operates. Others make too many rules, turning it into a confusing science. Not so here. Like fairy tales, we are introduced to a magical object, told the rules which constrain it, but now HOW it works, and move on. The reader is not lef
I bought this book several months ago at a used book store, but I put off reading it because I was afraid it wouldn't live up to Michael Ende's other famous book, which also happens to be my favorite book, The Neverending Story. While Momo isn't as complex and more bluntly allegorical, it is charming and emotionally stunning. Perhaps I am more naive than most readers, but I felt myself swept up into this book's persuasive world in which children are forgetting how to play and adults only care ab ...more
Arielle Walker
One day I want to be the concept artist on the film version. One of my favourite stories - lyrical, relevant, beautiful. Far more than a simple children's book.
He tardado varios días en pararme a escribir sobre esta novela ya que necesitaba mi tiempo para colocar en su sitio todo lo que se movió dentro de mí durante su lectura.

Sinceramente, no esperaba encontrar nada de lo que encontré dentro de Momo. Los primeros capítulos te hacen creer que te adentras en un cuento para niños que al final tendrá su moraleja pero, de verdad, nada más lejos de la realidad. De hecho, aún no me pongo de acuerdo conmigo misma en si alguien que no sea adulto puede ser capa
Ich weiß nicht, ob zu dem Buch noch was gesagt werden muss (und falls es jemanden geben sollte, der es blöd fand: shame on you ^^). Es war toll, einfach nur toll. Gibt nix zu meckern. Klar, am Ende sind zwei oder drei Fragen offen geblieben, aber mit den "Erklärungen" dazu in seinem Pseudonachwort, hat sich der Autor geschickt aus der Affäre gezogen :D
Und noch erwähnenswert: Der Hörbuchsprecher hat großartige Arbeit abgeliefert.

Jetzt frage ich mich, ob ich mir mal den Film ansehen sollte...
Nj Sun
4,5 Sterne
Das Buch hat so eine tolle Botschaft!
Al leer a Momo recordé algo que aprendí a principios de año sobre la terapia cognitiva, sobre el tiempo, el aburrimiento y la necesidad de estar siempre ocupado, lo insano que parece no poder "no hacer nada", la vida es un va y viene, un constante ajetreo de compromisos y actividades que al final del día puede que ni sean útiles para nuestra vida, pero que tenemos que realizar para llenar los espacios de tiempo; es agotador. Esto suele pasarnos hasta en vacaciones, no podemos estar haciendo nada ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
ظاهرا کتاب کودک و نوجوان است، ولی انگار چنین نیست. موجودات خاکستری پوش، وقت مردمان را میدزدند و مردمان به تدریج برای همصحبتی با: دوستان، آب دادن به گلها، و قدم زدن در خیابان، دیگر وقت ندارند،... در حین خواندن کتاب شاید شما هم فکر کنید که مومو هستید، یا این که باید باشید! آنوقت برای شنیدن حرفهای دیگران، و برای خودتان هم همیشه وقت خواهید داشت. برای گلدانها و بچه ها، همیشه از اینکه دیگران این همه سرشان شلوغ است تعجب خواهید کرد، برای به رویا رفتن هم خیلی وقت خواهید داشت. خیلی... خاکستری پوشها هر چند ...more

Questa è una storia che bisognerà raccontare ai propri figli. Primo esperimento con Michael Endel ben riuscito, La storia infinita entra ufficialmente nella lunga lista dei libri da leggere.
Il messaggio che racchiude Momo non è una scoperta per me, anzi, è un concetto ormai ben radicato nella testolina, però è stata un'avventura piacevolissima comunque. Ed è comunque un messaggio importante da trasmettere ai bambini, che sicuramente adorerebbero questa storia. Ende sicuramente è perfetto p
narges hasanli
کتاب غمگینی است که خیلی دوستش داشتم. یادم هست فیلمی هم ازش ساخته شده بود که فضایی ترسناک و (طبعا) پادآرمانشهری داشت. از آن دست کتاب هایی که خواندنش برای نوجوانان (مخصوصا لای پر قو بزرگشده های کنونی) و باز کردن دریچه ای به دنیای واقعی از خلال فانتزی ها خوب و مفید است. ...more
Basim Mahmoud

Creativity , Magic realism by eyes of a child !
I will write an article soon , I should do really !

The real writer must hang a signboard saying : My job is to make u taste , hear , feel , my job is to make u see.

To write not to say some words to be learned or repeated only as I understood about the human mind ways for pleasuring and seduction !To be a creator on earth . Simply to grant an body for beautiful ideas .
Mandy  Sanchez
"El verdadero tiempo no se puede medir por el reloj o el calendario."

#2015ReadingChallenge: #44. A book that was originally written in a different language.

Más bien 3.5 (:

Me topé con Momo hace dos años. Mi profesora de literatura nos hizo leerlo como parte del plan lector. Mi amigo siempre decía que Michael Ende debió estar totalmente fumado cuando escribió el libro, porque le parecía ridícula la idea de robar el tiempo a las personas.


Yo creo que el autor (en mi edición dice el propio Ende que
Momo, de Michael Ende, me gustó mucho cuando lo leí en la pubertad, y lo he disfrutado en la relectura. Para ser una novela destinada al público juvenil, no tiene un ápice de ñoñez, y eso se agradece. De hecho, es una novela mucho más adulta de lo que podría parecer a simple vista.
Momo es una niña vagabunda que tiene unos valores y lleva una vida que chocan con los hombres grises (a los que no he podido evitar asociar con los hombres de negro de la odiosa Troika): es independiente, domina el ar
Quang Nhật
Aug 26, 2012 Quang Nhật rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Quang Nhật by: nhím
Cuốn sách này có lẽ không phải dành cho thiếu nhi tự đọc, mà dành cho người lớn vào những giây phút đọc cho con, cho cháu họ nghe, và lúc đó, họ cũng đang đọc cho cả chính họ nữa.
Bởi vì, cuốn sách này mang đến bài học về ý nghĩa của thời gian, để cho ai đó đừng vì đánh đổi điều gì trong đời mà phải sống, phải làm việc quá vội vàng, và cũng đừng để thời gian chết bị kẹt ở một két sắt nào cả.

Với tôi, trong truyện này, tội nhất vẫn là những đứa nhỏ phải sống quen với kiểu bù đắp bằng vật chất cha m
A fairy tale of a novel, 'Momo' is the kind of book you can read as a child and live in another universe of childishness, or you can read it as a teenager and find it deeper than you had thought possible, or you can read it as an adult - which I will do and then see what I'll gain from it then. It is one of my all-time-favourites, not only because you can read it at whatever your age, but also because the story contains so much understanding of human beings in a

'Momo' is a story about time (and
I owe a debt of gratitude to a good friend for persuading me to read this novel. It is one that I would not have otherwise read, given the general premise and genre. A magical fable. I have one main point of information for you concerning this work that I will pass along right away so that you need not read the remainder of this review to have it. This is an extended fable of extraordinary charm that will captivate a reader of any age level. I can imagine an adult reading this book to a child an ...more
Arielle Walker
This anniversary edition is beautiful, the illustrations quirky, the shape, size, cover of the book is lovely and I like the font. I simply dont like this translation anywhere near as much as the one by J.Maxwell Brownjohn. Lucas Zwirner's words somehow lose some of the magic of the first, simplified and less lyrical. It's still a gorgeous book, but I'm happier to read my little paperback for now. Maybe I'll add this to my bookshelf one day just for the sake of having it there.

It really makes yo
Jokolz Ishida
¡Oh por Dios! Reí, me deprimí, redescubrí el sentido de la vida y lloré... ahh cómo lloré, para el final volver a sonreír como una tonta.
Es un libro que TODO el mundo debería leer, es una historia tan realista como fantástica que no solo te entretiene, te explica el mundo y como saber utilizar tu vida, que a final de cuentas, es lo único que realmente tienes. Si en algún momento te has preguntado ¿qué estoy haciendo con mi vida? deberías darte un par de horas para leer este libro, Momo es increí
Che dire, strabiliante! Non ho ancora letto la storia infinita, ma se tutti i romanzi di Ende sono come Momo, non vedo l'ora di divorarli... La storia è fiabesca, piena di simbologie morali sul fare il bene ed evitare il male, la protagonista è una bambina di dieci anni che ascolta gli altri ed è saggia come un santone anziano, come dimenticare la mitica Cassiopea, la tartaruga che prevede il futuro di mezz'ora o come scordare i minacciosi uomini grigi (il male) che si impossessano del tempo deg ...more
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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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“'s like this. Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop--and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.

You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.

That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.

And all at once, before you know it, you find you've swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what's more, you aren't out of breath. That's important, too... (28-29)”
“People never seemed to notice that, by saving time, they were losing something else. No one cared to admit that life was becoming ever poorer, bleaker and more monotonous. The ones who felt this most keenly were the children, because no one had time for them any more. But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. And the more people saved, the less they had.” 143 likes
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