Michael Ende (1929–1995) is one of the most successful German writers of all times. Along with his children and young adult books, he also wrote poetic texts for illustrated books, books for adults, theater pieces, poems and essays. He also gained great notoriety through his various phrase books. They are proof of his worldview whose content is as relevant as ever. Michael Ende’s works have been translated into over 40 languages and encompasses over 33 million copies. Many of his books were turned into movies and have become well known through various radio and television broadcasts.