Numerous children’s and gift books by Thomas Endl have been published by well-known publishing houses. Some of his books were named “Book of the Month” by the German Academy for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Yet he actually trained as a journalist and filmed documentaries for television as a director. He has dreamlike conditions for inventing stories: From his desk he looks out into a green paradise. And his cat Rufus purrs many a curious idea into his ear.