Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 159 pages
  • 144.78 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1585675865
  • 9781585675869
  • 709,791

Review quote

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""show more

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."show more

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6,527 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,142)
4 38% (2,457)
3 24% (1,535)
2 5% (316)
1 1% (77)
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