Momo by Michael Ende [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1986]
FIRST U.S. PAPERBACK EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  PENGUIN BOOKS
Very rare trade paperback printing that shares the same artwork as the first edition.
Book is in excellent shape! Minor shelf wear to cover / tanning to pages.
The sinister men in grey have arrived and are silently taking over the city. They are drawing life-blood from the unsuspecting inhabitants. They are the time-thieves.
It is Momo, the ragged little waif, who discovers what is happening. And it is Momo, with her uncanny ability to listen, her simplicity and honesty, who holds the key to salvation. She is the only one who can resist these soulless, corrupt creatures.
In this intricate and compelling story of a fantastic country, Momo sets out to destroy the enemy. The mysterious Professor Hora and his strangely gifted tortoise, Cassiopeia, will help her.