As a child/teen I read The Neverending Story as well as several other books by the same author. I know that the former was adapted into a film (possibly two films), and I presume that the novel was also translated into English.

Still, native English readers I have spoken with don't seem familiar with Michael Ende beyond this one book - or rather the film of the book. Were they never translated, or are the translations out of print? It seems highly unusual to translate only one novel by an author.

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    No. No film was ever made of The Neverending Story. It is a book, and only a book, and will always remain so. – Rand al'Thor Jul 25 '16 at 10:21
  • The first and only movie covered about a half of the book's content. We can suppose an hypothetical second movie would have dealt with the other half of the book. This would have left nothing (the Nothing?) for a third movie, which therefore we must exclude altogether from the realm of possibilities. – lfurini Feb 15 '19 at 19:44

The “Selected Works” section of his Wikipedia page highlights works that were translated into English. Here are the items which were translated into English:

  • 1960 - Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Translated into English by Anthea Bell as Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)
  • 1973 - Momo (1973) (Translated into English by Francis Lobb as The Grey Gentlemen, and by J. Maxwell Brownjohn as Momo.)
  • 1978 Das Traumfresserchen (Translated into English by Gwen Mars as The Dream Eater in 1978)
  • 1979 - Die unendliche Geschichte: Von A bis Z (Translated into English by Ralph Manheim as The Neverending Story)
  • 1984 - Der Spiegel im Spiegel (1986) (Translated into English by J. Maxwell Brownjohn as Mirror in the Mirror: a labyrinth in 1986)
  • 1988 - Ophelias Schattentheater (Translated into English by Anthea Bell as Ophelia's Shadow Theater in 1989)
  • 1989 - Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch (Translated into English by Heike Schwarzbauer and Rick Takvorian as The Night of Wishes: or, The Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion in 1992)

There may be English translations which Wikipedia is unaware of. Also note that this only lists translations of an entire work; there may be fragments which aren’t listed here.

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