Parents' Guide to

Momo

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Engaging fantasy from The NeverEnding Story author.

Book Michael Ende Fantasy 2013
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

age 7+

This is an excellent book for everyone child or adult

I deeply disagree with the "official rating" . It is one of the best books ever written for children. There is enough suspense, and drama for older ones, enough fantasy for the younger- and food for thought even for the parent;-) It is all against consumerism. My 7 year old loves it as do my much older ones. I think families can talk about the way they use time together, how they enjoy it , how they want to spend it next. They can ponder the message for hours. Nice book for entire family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Michael Ende's early fantasy novel Momo has thrilling moments and a compelling plot, but it's also a charming and gentle story, espousing the old-fashioned values of friendship and imaginative play. It's wonderful the way this author is able to tell a scary, suspenseful story without any war or gore, and Momo is an adorably innocent but courageous heroine. Marcel Dzama's stylish black-and-white illustrations capture the essence of Ende's original characters.

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