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Michael Ende Biography

Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende was a famous German writer who wrote primarily within the genre of fantasy and children's literature. He was the son of well known surrealist painter Edgar Ende. Ende unfortunately passed away in Stuttgart, Germany of stomach cancer.

Ende was one of the most popular and famous German authors of the 20th century, mostly due to the enormous success of his children's books and one in particular which reached worldwide fame: The Neverending Story. However, Ende was not just a children’s author, as he also tons of books that were just for adults. Ende once claimed, "It is for this child in me, and in all of us, that I tell my stories and that my books are for any child between 80 and 8 years old.” 



While Ende’s writing could be described as a surreal mixture of reality and fantasy, his writings are meant for any person of any age. The way that Ende write causes reader to often take a more interactive role in the story and immerse themselves completely in the worlds he often created.

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The Neverending Story- This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published more than a decade ago. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. And now this modern classic and bibliophile's dream is available in hardcover again.

The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place - by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic - and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the mysteries of his own heart. 

The Night of Wishes- The sorcerer Beelzebub Preposteror and his witchy aunt must complete their annual quota of evil deeds before midnight. But a small cat and a raven are waiting to foil their plans and save the world. 

Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre- Elderly Miss Ophelia, the prompter in a failed theater, collects shadows that do not belong to anyone and teaches them to perform the greatest comedies and tragedies of the world. 

Momo- A ghostly company "Grey Men" is at work and causes more people to save time. But in reality, they deceive people by this time saved. When the need is greatest and the world seems to belong to them already definitively decides the professor, the mysterious "stewards of the time," to intervene. But he needs the help of a human child. The world stands still and Momo, the scrubby little heroine of the story, fighting all alone, with nothing but a flower in his hand and a turtle under his arm, against the huge army of the "gray men"

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