Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner
If Mrs Tischbein had known the amazing adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she'd never have let him go. Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up with the detectives he meets in Berlin, it's just the start of a marvellous money-retrieving adventure . . . A classic and influential story, Emil and the Detectives remains an enthralling read. From November 16th 2013, an exciting new adaptation of Emil and the Detectives will be playing at the National Theatre in London.