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Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner, Walter Trier, J.D. Stahl, Maurice Sendak
Emil and the Detectives
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Originally published in 1929, Erich Kastner’s engaging tale has delighted readers young and old, for generations. It’s Emil’s first train ride alone and he’s excited, and a little nervous.On the train, his fellow passengers are impressed with how polite and grown-up Emil is, and the man in... show more
Originally published in 1929, Erich Kastner’s engaging tale has delighted readers young and old, for generations. It’s Emil’s first train ride alone and he’s excited, and a little nervous.On the train, his fellow passengers are impressed with how polite and grown-up Emil is, and the man in the bowler hat offers him some chocolate—but Emil keeps checking his coat pocket, where he’s pinned the money that he is taking to his grandmother. Soon, though, Emil finds himself getting sleepy . . . and the next thing he knows, the man in the bowler hat is gone— and so is the money! With the help of some new friends Emil becomes a detective and tracks the thief through the city. With its enduring themes of leadership, courage, and teamwork, there are many lessons to be learned by the grownups and the children, alike, and the delightful illustrations by Walter Trier make this rollicking, heartwarming tale come alive. AUTHOR BIO: Erich Kastner (1899-1974) was one of the best-known international children’s authors of the twentieth century and was awarded the American Library Association Mildred L. Batchelder Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Emil and the Detectives was his first book and he was also the author of The Little Man,The Flying Classroom, and Lisa and Lottie, among others. Walter Trier was the celebrated illustrator of many children’s books. He illustrated several other of Erich Kastner’s children's books, including The Flying Classroom, Emil and the Three Twins, and Lisa and Lottie, among others.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781585675869 (1585675865)
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
Series: Emil (#1)
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Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
2.5 Emil and the Detectives
2.5 I'm doing a train display at work and was so excited when I found this title because the first third part of the book takes place on a train. That is until I read it. Oh my gosh--it was so so so boring. By the time it got interesting it was so far along I almost resented it for having taken so l...
buchflimmern
buchflimmern rated it
4.0 Parole Emil!
Als Kind habe ich die Kästnerbücher geliebt. Die, die ich hatte jedenfalls. Emil gehörte nicht dazu - leider. Mir hätte das Buch als Kind so gefallen! Eine kleine, feine Geschichte im gewohnten Kästner-Ton.
Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it
3.0 Emil and the Detectives
I'd expected a slightly higher reading age. Emil was fun but I should have tried to plough through it in German for a bit of a challenge.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Emil and the Detectives
bookshelves: fraudio, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, published-1929, kiddlewinks, adventure, filthy-lucre, germany Read in October, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** It comes across a little dated and probably not palatable for today's streetwise kids but I thought it was a good fun adventure with ...
Deirdre
Deirdre rated it
4.0 Emil and the Detectives
Just wanted to say a few words in favor of the new translation -- I thought it was great, actually -- much more colloquial and fluid, and I didn't at all mind the "americanization" of the proper names. I also thought that the translator's note, and the intro by [a:Maurice Sendak|4489|Maurice Sendak|...
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