The Shadow Sewing Machine

The Shadow Sewing Machine
The Shadow Sewing Machine

About the book

Here we meet bald cats and other peculiar creatures – a stroll through the endless world of poetic freedom, including everything from nonsense verses to sonnets, from word plays to allegories. Binette Schroeder has good-humouredly illustrated Michael Ende’s verses.


  • Pages: 72
  • First published in: 1982
  • ISBN: 3522127900
  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Illustrator: Binette Schroeder
  • Original publisher: Thienemann Verlag
  • Translations: Japanese

Press Reviews

Here we have poems full of fine humour, partially pure, incredibly funny gags that are never mediocre or stupid. [...] Two masters of their craft have joined forces for this book, which teenagers, but even more adults, will love.
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