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Emil and the Detectives
  • ISBN: 9780099572848 
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: Black and white drawings
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kästner

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The immortal children’s book Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner.

Young Emil is robbed on his first real railway journey of money entrusted to him by his hard-working mother for the relatives he is to stay with in Berlin.

A gang of boys about his own age come to his aid, and a thrilling adventure full of surprises ensues as they use their wits to devise a wonderfully simple but practical trick to capture the thief. With every detail clearly drawn – from the tiresome business of getting into best clothes for the journey, down to the final anxiety as to what shall be done with a gloriously unexpected reward – this is a story all young readers will enjoy.

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Erich Kästner was born in Dresden on a snow-filled February day in 1899, the adored only child of Emil and Ida Kästner: he a master saddler fallen on pinched times, she – eventually – a...

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