Momo Wins Hearts in Korea

Michael Ende’s classic Momo has always been a long seller in Korea. Now, however, the novel about the time thieves has turned into a great bestseller, since the friend of the main character in the popular daily soap "My Name is Kim San Sun" takes time again and again to read Momo to his nephew. Since the TV-soap has gone on air more than 500.000 copies have been sold in Korea in just one year – and the novel that came out in 1999 has turned into a cult.