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Emil And The Detectives By Erich Kastner

Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner

Condition - Very Good
$45.99
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Summary

If Mrs Tischbein had known the 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.

Emil And The Detectives Summary

Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner

If Mrs Tischbein had known the 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.

Emil And The Detectives Reviews

"First published in 1929, this is an exciting story about a boy who loses some money and, along with a group of new friends, manages to corner the thief." -- Michael Rosen S Magazine, Sunday Express "The perfect introduction to the world of fictional crime detection" Independent "The main pleasure of the book is in the way in which it plays to the fantasy of omnipotence in a child: that a team of kids could really organise themselves into a team of detectives and catch a thief" -- Michael Rosen Guardian

About Erich Kastner

Erich Kastner was born in Dresden in 1899, the son of a saddle maker and a maidservant. He was drafted into the army in 1917, and his experiences there were to influence his later pacifism. He published Emil and the Detectives in 1928 to great success. A sequel, Emil and the Three Twins, appeared in 1933, but soon afterwards his books were labelled "contrary to the German spirit" and burned in public by the Nazis. He was interviewed by the Gestapo several times, but remained in Berlin until 1945, when he fled the city to avoid the Soviet assault. After the war he continued to write and remained committed to anti-war movements until his death in 1974.

Additional information

GOR005369121
9780857550293
0857550292
Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2011-12-01
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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