Piper Verlag present a new edition of Michael Ende’s poetic collection Trödelmarkt der Träume (Flea Market of Dreams) and invite us to rediscover a new and very quiet aspect of the creator of Jim Button and Momo.
Michael Ende’s classic Momo has always been a long seller in Korea. Now, however, the novel about the time thieves has turned into a great bestseller, since the friend of the main character in the popular daily soap "My Name is Kim San Sun" takes time again and again to read Momo to his nephew. Since the TV-soap has gone on air more than 500.000 copies have been sold in Korea in just one year – and the novel that came out in 1999 has turned into a cult.
Within the ZDF-Summer action “Unsere Besten - das große Lesen im Jahre 2004” (Our Favourites – the Big Read in 2004) 250 000 Book lovers have chosen their favourite books. And, of course, among the Top 50 was Michael Ende’s novel Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story). The cult book, which since its first publishing has been devoured by countless readers, claimed place 10. On 1 October 2004, the most popular books were presented live by Johannes B. Kerner.