Happy welcome to the new version of www.michaelende.com! On the occasion of Jim Button’s 50th birthday we have decided to give our website a complete new design, entirely dedicated to Jim Button. We hope you like it as much as we do, and wish you a lot of fun while taking a stroll through the worlds of Michael Ende, Jim Button, Momo, Bastian & Atreyu and all the others :)
It is 50 years to this day since Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver was first published – a reason to celebrate!
Back then, ten publishers refused the manuscript. Shortly afterwards, Michael Ende’s Jim Button had turned into a cult book loved by children and adults up to this day. “Happy Birthday, Jim Button!” says also the press. Here you can find some interesting links:
The journalist Sven Preger has been awarded with the Axel-Springer-Award for his portrait of Michael Ende in ZeitZeichen. The jury gave praise not only to the journalistic quality of the feature but also to its credibility: Michael Ende’s life, it says, is portrayed with all its ups and downs. Ende’s friends, colleagues, neighbours get to have their say and offer us an authentic picture of him. Just as Ende’s books, the feature touches existential questions, such as happiness, longing and imagination.