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Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,594 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Vom Lachen, vom Teufel und einem unglaublichen Handel
Timm Thalers wunderbares Lachen steckt alle an. Doch er verkauft es an den geheimnisvollen Baron Lefeut, der ihm dafür viel Geld verspricht: Der Baron erhält Timms Lachen, und Timm gewinnt ab jetzt jede Wette. Bald aber merkt Timm, dass ein Mensch ohne Lachen kein richtiger Mensch ist - gleich, wie viel Reichtum er anhäu
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Hardcover, 460 pages
Published by Der Kinderbuchverlag Berlin (first published 1962)
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Manny
Manfred, as my inner German child insists on being called, has spent all day reading the end of Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen. Since we share the same body, this means that I've also spent all day reading it. I kept dropping hints that I had work to do, but he pretended not to listen.

"Okay, what did you think?" I ask, when we finally put it down around 10 pm.

"It was amazing!" sighs Manfred, as he simultaneously smirks and wipes a tear from our right eye.

"You think everything's amazing,"
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Lea
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Teach me to laugh, save my soul" - this book was incredibly popular in the former USSR, I remember that even I had to wait for my queue in the library to read it. And so far I think this is one of the most interesting books written for children. Sadly but it seems the book is almost unknown for modern readers. Strange that there is no movie by this: captivating plot, bright heroes and... happy end :))
Diana Alksne
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read and reread, and reread the book as a child, for a dozen times. It seemed very grown-up and serious. I'm currently reading it to my kids (8 and 10), and I'm not disappointed. There have been books that I have absolutely adored when growing up, while they have found them boring and bland. Not this one, though. It's a Business 101 course for the kids - with the share-holding companies, bets, and brands, and whatnot. I don't remember ever explaining them as much as with this book. But's it's ...more
Lese lust
Jun 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Noch so ein LieblingsBuch aus der Kindheit. .. das der Große gerade gelesen hat, und bei dem ich jetzt zusehen musste, dass ich aufhole ...

In meiner Erinnerung war das Buch deutlich "großartiger" - ich weiß nicht, wie oft ich es gelesen habe, die Serie habe ich nicht gesehen. Es hat auch jetzt noch einen ganz eigenen Zauber, der Sohn war in Tränen aufgelöst an mancher Stelle und hatte eine Menge Fragen und auch die Lösung parat...

zu Recht ein Klassiker
Deimantė Levickytė
Nors knygą galima perskaityti per kelias valandas, tačiau ją skaičiau daug ilgiau, vis padėdama kuriam laikui į šalį :) Ši knyga, apie mažą berniuką, pardavusį savo juoką, ir jaunuolį besistengiantį atgauti savo juoką. Pirmą kartą skaičiau kai man buvo 12 ir nuo tada sakiau, kad tai mano mylimiausia vaikystės knyga. Visai neseniai dar kartą nusprendžiau perskaityti ir galiu pasakyti suprantu,kodėl ji yra mano mylimiausia vaikystės knyga. Ji tiesiog užbūrė. :)
Giedre
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
It's one of the most amazing books that I read when I was a child and then again, as a teenager. It's beautiful, touching, sensitive and captivating, I must have read and re-read it good five times. One of the books that I will never forget and would love to get my hands on and read it again now.
Сибин Майналовски
Знам, че е преведена на български от Любо Дилов, но израснах с руския превод, който според мене толкова по-жив и реалистичен... :) Чудесна книга, която съдържа много, много мъдри мисли и поводи за размисъл... Поредната, която се препрочита отново и отново и отново...
Julie
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddies, fantasy
Обожала эту книгу в детстве и немало раз её перечитывала. В последний раз - в прошлом году, после большого перерыва. История была всё такой же захватывающей и так же заставляла сопереживать героям, как и 12 лет назад, оставляя, конечно, несколько иные впечатления. Имея возможность теперь судить об этой книге трезво, не без оснований утверждаю, что она чертовски хороша.
HannaLena90
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das Buch ist einfach zu klasse!! Es ist überhaupt nicht mit der Serie oder allem anderen, was es an Verfilmungen gibt zu vergleichen!!
Besonders gut gefällt mir das "Vorapiel", auch wenn e mit der eigentlichen Geschichte nichts zutun hat, es ist einfach eigenartig besonders!!

Ich kann das Buch einfach nur weiterempfehlen!!!!!!!!!
Elena
Очень поучительная история. И отличный советский фильм по этой книге. Однако чуть-чуть мне не хватило, чтобы почувствовать полное удовлетворение. (view spoiler)
Karo
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein Lieblingsbuch aus meiner Kindheit, das ich jetzt meinen Kindern vorlese. Wunderschön, ernst und voller Hoffnung.
Abrakadabra
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Teach me to laugh, save my soul".
Oyu
Sep 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it`s the best book I`ve read when I was a child. ...more
Frank Becker
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Hm. Mit Klassikern und prämierten Büchern scheine ich so meine Probleme zu haben - dies ist keine Ausnahme... Eigentlich habe ich das Buch meinem Sohn vorgelesen; aber knapp nach der Hälfte aufgehört, weil die Handlung merkwürdig, und die Anspielungen zu unverständlich für ihn wurden (er ist noch zu jung...). Darauf bezieht sich meine Wertung aber nicht.
Ich habe es dann allein zu Ende gelesen: Grundsätzlich ein gutes Buch, mit einem todtraurigen Anfang und "lehrreichen" Happyend - aber der Mitte
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Vera Novitsky
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Понравилось и мне, и детям. В последнее время в нескольких местах читала критику на книгу - вроде бы есть недочеты в сюжете, недостаточно фантазии и т.п. Но я, когда читала, всего этого не замечала, написано очень хорошо, немного магии в реальном, по сути, мире. В детстве, правда, острее ощущалось дьявольское в Трече, но при новом чтении ясно понимаешь, что барону далеко до настоящих дьяволов 20 века.
Elene Nabakhteveli
ბავშვობის ყველაზე ტკბილი მოგონებაა "თიმ ტალერი, ანუ გაყიდული სიცილი". სამწუხაროდ, არც აქ იძებნება ქართულად და გუგლშიც მხოლოდ რამდენიმეგანაა გაკვრით ნახსენები. ჩემი აზრით, უფრო მეტს იმსახურებს ეს შესანიშნავი წიგნი, რომელმაც არა მარტო აქტიურად კითხვა, არამედ ცხოვრებისეულ საკითხებზე ფიქრიც დამაწყებინა და მიმახვედრა რომ პიროვნული მახასიათებლები, რომლებიც ნაკლებად განსაკუთრებულად გვეჩვენება, სინამდვილეში ძალიან ძვირფასია და ვერაფერს შეედრება ამ ქვეყნად.
Ebru Duman
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ilk başta bu kitap beni etkilemez diye başlayıp elimden bırakamadığım bir kitap oldu tavsiye ederim.
Antonia Rotaru antoniarotarubooks
O lectura din care putem învata ceva! O lectura impresionanta🤗
Ana 💓
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very sad story, with a lot of teachings! 😢👍
Kadri-Ann
Although it's a children's book, it carnalized some things, what are really existing in world, like all this cheating and doing scams in a business world.
And I liked the thought, that the devil (in the same way, whoever evil) is actually weak and vulnerable. There was a good description of of devil trying to affect a boy with his hocus-pocus. No effect, because the boy was innocent as a lamb...
Maybe only...the laughter isn't really so important as in this book, but yes, this is children's.
Make
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selcan
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hiç unutamıyorum, kitabı 2014 Adana TÜYAP'tan almıştım. Alış anımı bile hatırlıyorum, öyle bir kazınmış hafızama nedense.

Kitabı okuyalı uzun zaman oldu, en ince ayrıntısına kadar hatırlayamıyorum belki ama yine de net bir şekilde duruyor beynimde. Ve yeri de kalbimde.
Etkileyiciliği unutulmaz kılıyor kitabı. Düşündürdükleri ise "çocuk kitabı" deyip geçmenizi imkansızlaştırıyor.

Sorgulatarak düşündüren bu harika kitap tavsiyemdir, okuyun. Okumazsanız bile kuzeninize, kardeşinize, yeğeninize okutun
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Spaka Eon
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! I think it was the very first book that turned me into reading of food/drink and craving them! After reading it I really wanted to eat margarine, since in the book it was in different flavors. Sadly when my mom bought me some I was disgusted by it... USSR made margarine was not what I had in mind!
Riad Osmani
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book ,it's the best book I have ever read.It made me to realize that we all have a treasure in our soul and it's our laughter.I really liked the quote "Teach me to laugh,save my soul".In the end I felt a little bit pity for Baron Lajd because I think that he deserves his laughter and to be just like all the other people in the world
LenOs
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Прекрасная книга! Удивляюсь, как она прошла меня стороной в детстве, хотя, я много читала. Но и во взрослом возрасте есть над чем задуматься. Понравился язык, хотя и переводная литература. Советую, очень захватывающе. Жаль, что нет хорошей экранизации, ведь сюжет вполне для фильма.
Diana
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereaded
"Teach me to laugh, save my soul".

Една от книгите, разтърсили ме някога, в ученическите ми години. Чудесно написана и подходяща за деца от всички възрасти.
Препрочитайки я отново, преди продължението й, тъжната история за продадения детски смях ми въздейства също толкова силно.
Karina
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book, one of the best I've ever read, or maybe the best
Meyra
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adore this book. I felt all kinds of emotions throughout Timm’s adventures, from sadness to joy. A simple and wonderful book with a meaning I really appreciate. It’s suitable for all ages.
Sina Saneiyan
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was quiet simple and more attractive so any one could enjoy, no matter an adult or a juvenile.
Aleksandar Obradović
Jeste da je prodaja bilo čega đavolu toliko puta viđena i prežvakana tema, ali je i uvijek zanimljiva i primamljiva. Odličan roman za mlade i za nas malo manje mlade, a vjerujem i za matore. :D
Ieva
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read it at least 4 times and it has been my favourite book ever since my childhood.
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