Text by Michael Ende. Translation by Lucas Zwirner. Illustrations by Marcel Dzama

The Neverending Story (published in 1979) is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo — published six years earlier — is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner and drawings by Marcel Dzama, this 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.