Michael Ende
Jim Button and the Wild 13

280 pages with illustrations
Translated into Albanian, Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish


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In this second volume we find Jim Button and his friend Luke setting off on another long journey. With wit and great powers of invention they help Gurumusch, the King of the Sea, and Princess Sursulapitschi. They again visit the Emperor of China, survive a battle at sea with the Wild 13 and, to top it all, Jim finally discovers the secret of his birth.
Michael Ende was born in 1929 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and died near Stuttgart in 1995. It was more by chance that he started writing for children, when he was asked to write the text for a picture book. Michael Ende let his love of telling stories take over and the result was a very thick manuscript about "Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver", which was an immediate and huge success after its publication in 1960. This was followed by other international best sellers, such as the fairy tale novel "Momo" (1972) and "Die unendliche Geschichte" (The Neverending Story) in 1979. He also wrote the texts for numerous picture books. He is one of the most successful German authors, and more than 20 million copies of his books have been sold in almost 40 languages. Michael Ende was given many national and international prizes and literary awards for his novels and stories. In 1998, a Michael Ende Museum was opened in the International Youth Library in Munich.
F.J. Tripp was born in 1915 and died in 1978. He illustrated many children’s classics.


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