Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

3.97 (7,341 ratings by Goodreads)
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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. Filled with enduring themes of leadership, courage, and teamwork, and the delightful illustrations of Walter Trier, Emil and the Detectives is a rollicking, heartwarming tale come alive.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 159 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 13mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1468308297
  • 9781468308297
  • 606,331

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This effervescent little story is all about boy power Enjoyable? You betcha. "The Denver Post"
There is something sweet and pure about Kastner s writing. "Los Angeles Times"
Kastner makes the concerns of the book child-sized but enormous The main pleasure is in the way in which it plays to the fantasy of omnipotence in a child. "The Guardian""
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About Erich Kästner

Erich Kastner (1899-1974) was one of the best-known international children s authors of the twentieth century, as well as a poet, screenwriter and satirist. He was awarded the American Library Association Mildred L. Batchelder Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Walter Trier (1890-1951) was a celebrated children s book illustrator. Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928 2012) was an internationally renowned American illustrator and writer of children s books, best known for "Where the Wild Things Are." He was the recipient of a Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, a Caldecott Medal, a National Book Award, and a National Medal of Arts."
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7,341 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,434)
4 38% (2,777)
3 23% (1,703)
2 5% (341)
1 1% (86)
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