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    Emil and the Detectives (Paperback) By (author) Erich Kästner, Illustrated by Walter Trier

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    DescriptionIf 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.


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    Title
    Emil and the Detectives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erich Kästner, Illustrated by Walter Trier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099413127
    ISBN 10: 0099413124
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    DC21: 833.912
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000
    Libri: DEUT3095
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    RED FOX
    Publication date
    05 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Emil is a wonder... the book had, and still has, the effect of making me feel part of Emil's little gang of boys... Emil and the Detectives is a little masterpiece... Read it and you will be happy" -- Maurice Sendak "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 "The perfect introduction to the world of fictional crime detection" Independent