It is a story of time-thievesand the child who brought the stolen time back to the people.
Author: Michael Ende
Genre: Fantasy Novel
Characters of the story: Momo (the girl), Beppo (the street-cleaner), Guido (a poetic), Cassiopeia (the turtle)
In the ruins of an amphitheatre lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin.
She is an orphan and wears a long old coat. She can’t write and she can’t count. She doesn’t know how old she is.
She has the extraordinary ability to LISTEN. She helps the people finding answers to their problems thinking of FUN GAMES.
The Men in Grey arrive and want to steal the TIME of humans.
They are grey-skinned, bald men that smoke cigars of time. The idea of “timesaving” is promoted.
Values of the story:
Friendship, compassion, value of the small but pleasant things that make life more worth living.