At the edge of the city, in the ruins of an old amphitheatre, there lives a little homelss girl called Momo.
Momo has a special talent which she uses to help all her friends who come to visit her.
Then one day the sinister men in grey arrive and silently take over the city.
Only Momo has the power to resist them, and with the help of Professor Hora and his strange tortoise, Cassiopeia, she travels beyond the boundaries of time to uncover their dark secrets.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/02/1985
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780140317534
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Review by milomidnight
I think this book is better than The Neverending Story... ignore the terrible cover that Puffin still use on the book (makes it look like something dreary/worthy about a starving orphan)and step inside.It is a wonderful, touching and imaginative tale that I can easily imagine as a very Guillermo Del Toro style fantasy. If Del Toro ever decided to do a childrens film...
Review by jnicholson
An unusually structured novel about enjoying the time you have. Momo is a waif who resists the efforts of mysterious grey men who are stealing time. The story seems oddly disjointed in places, which may be an artifact of the transation. This is nevertheless a compelling tale with interesting and well drawn characters.
Review by GreenQuill
Momo is the endearing girl with large, dark eyes who sets out to save her friends from the sinister time devourers. The book has a lovely hidden message that will hold true for many years to come - that we do not find the time to enjoy the little pleasures of life. Although intended for a younger readership, the book will appeal more to adults who will love Momo for her simplicity and courage, and love Michael Ende for his parable.