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[[ Read E-pub ]] ñ Momo Ø Momo Is Very Intelligent And Is Not Easily Fooled By The Two Men Who Come To Town Telling People To Save Time And Deposit It In The Bank With The Help Of Her Friend, Professor Hora, And A Turtle, She Is Determined To Find Out What They Are Doing With Time Translated into English, under the same title Momo.At the edge of a small town, among the ruins of an old amphitheater, lives a most unusual little girl She is very small, very poor and not particularly educated for her age She does, however, have an extraordinary talent she can truly listen to people.Don t mistake her listening skills for the generic I will listen for now, but please hurry up so I can talk about my own problems type Hers is the genuine kind, the one that shows real interest in people s problems This amazing ability of hers has proven to be so successful, that eventually just go and talk to Momo about it had rightfully become the solution to anyone s problems.The town s happy life is suddenly cut short when the grey men start showing up Before long, people are putting their extra time into their bank, getting busier and unhappier every day Only Momo seems to have escaped the grey men s influenceI really wish I had read this story when I was a child, instead of The Neverending Story It s so much engaging, realistic and to a certain extent rather sad Alas, at the time, there was this big hype about a movie, so I ended up reading Michael Ende s other book and that theme song still gets occasionally stuck in my head.Strictly as a children s story, it s one of the better ones I ve read However when it comes to those children s stories which I ve read as an adult, it is somewhat lacking Most characters can be reduced to a single attribute, the only exception being of the Time Guardian Even he was basically just slightly real in behavior compared to the rest of the cast.Score 3.3 5 starsThe world building of the story, however is awesome The little allegories here and there paint an amazing picture, especially now, that I am looking at them with the eyes of an adult cough wishfulthinking cough.A definite must read, when it comes to children s literature. Manny was working late one evening when he received an unexpected visitor He was an old man with white hair and gold rimmed glasses, curiously dressed in a lace embroidered doublet and a periwig, and he was carrying a book Greetings, said the visitor I think you should read this What is it asked Manny irritably People were always asking him to read things I don t really have time right now I need to get this software problem fixed for tomorrow And then I have an article to write and a dozen emails to answer and some insurance paperwork I ve been putting off for too long I m very busy How did you get in, anyway It definitely sounds like you should read Momo, said the old man, ignoring Manny s question I am quite concerned about you Here, take a look Manny flicked through it briefly and sighed It s some kind of YA fantasy novel, right he said If that is what you want to call it, replied the visitor But I don t read YA, said Manny All my friends know that Why not asked the visitor Well, I m too old for it, said Manny, as he studied the error message his laptop was showing him I find it painfully unsophisticated and badly written It never gives me anything Perhaps you should become younger, said the visitor It s quite easy, you know Really said Manny in a dismissive tone But something made him glance up from his screen, and he saw to his surprise that the visitor was no longer an old man In fact, he almost looked like a child You see said the visitor Now, here s what you need to do Just learn German At first, you ll be a helpless infant and you won t be able to read at all Soon, though, you ll find you re four or five and enjoying stories When you re about ten, you ll be ready for this I ll come back when you ve finished You must be joking, said Manny, who was looking at his screen again Didn t I just tell you I was very busy He turned around, but found his visitor had disappeared All that was left was a large pile of German children s books.Over the next few months, Manny somehow found himself reading one German book after another He read Grimms M rchen, and Krabat, and Das doppelte Lottchen, and Madita, and Karlsson vom Dach Finally, a couple of weeks before Christmas, he opened Momo He found he couldn t put it down He had just finished the last chapter when he heard someone clear their throat behind him Well said the visitor I hope you re not too busy to talk to me Uh, no, said Manny It s funny, but when I think about it I find I have time than I d imagined And you re right Momo is very good I m glad to hear it, said the visitor gravely There was just something I wanted to ask you, said Manny Here, wait a moment He leafed through the book to find the page But when he looked up, the visitor had gone again. Oh my you haven t read this book You poor dear I suspect that the reason why this book is not read in the United States is because the grey men are working very hard to keep it off the shelves It is moments, not time, that is precious. Momo is a classic story that is known as a children s book, yet I believe that adults may even glean from its reading than younger folk Momo is written by Michael Ende, the author who is most known in the US for having written The Neverending Story When I was younger, and my mother ran an independent children s bookstore, she ordered a case of this book, and gave a copy to all of her friends and colleagues.This is a modern day fairytale, about a little girl named Momo, who moves into a ruined amphitheater on the edge of a Italian style town She is a remarkable individual, who lives in poverty, yet her life is rich with friendship and love Momo has a unique skill of deep listening Soon all the villagers learn that when they are not getting along they should go and see Momo Through Momo s friendship, her friends find peace, community, and creativity Her gift of listening to them until the truth unveils itself brings her to be surrounded by many friends who bring her food, tell her stories, and help care for her in her adopted home.Life changes quickly in the village, when the Men in Gray infiltrate their life, hypnotizing people to save time In their Time Saving Banks, they steal people s time, and smoke it in gray cigars that they are never seen without Yet, no one remembers ever seeing the Men in Gray, except Momo, who cannot be hypnotized by the lures of timesaving because she is content with being who she is and loves to spend time with her friends Eventually, everyone is entrapped by the Men in Gray, and only Momo can save them.Even Momo s two best friends, Guido the Guide and Bebbo Roadsweeper, have been seduced by the Men in Gray Luckily, she has help from two new friends Cassiopeia, a tortoise who can see precisely half an hour into the future and can spell words across her shell to communicate, and Professor Secundus Minutus Hora, who is the steward of the universal source of time.This is an incredibly magical story which I dare not tell you of lest I ruin the story for you You must read Momo for yourself.