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Emil and the Detectives [Hardcover]

By Erich Kastner, W. Martin (Translator), Walter Trier (Illustrator) & Maurice Sendak (Introduction by)
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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.62 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Overlook Hardcover
Age  8
ISBN  1585675865  
EAN  9781585675869  

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Emil, Gustav, and a group of young detectives outwit criminals and the police when they comb the city in their quest to recover Emil's stolen money.

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Erich KAstner, writer, poet and journalist, was born in Dresden in 1899. His first children's book, "Emil and the Detectives," was published in 1929 and has since sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into around 60 languages. After the Nazis took power in Germany, KAstner's books were burnt and he was excluded from the writers' guild. He won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1960. He died in 1974.

Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

Erich Kastner was born in 1899 and died in 1974.

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Emil and the Detectives  Dec 15, 2008
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- Emil is going on the train to visit relatives in Berlin. His mother puts an envelope of money in his care, to deliver along with some flowers when he arrives. Things go wrong when he dozes off, only to awaken and discover that his car-mate and his money are gone. Determined to get his money back, Emil stumbles upon a group of boys in Berlin who quickly organize to capture the thief.

Hardly dated at all, this is a light, fun story. The author had some fun with naming characters, which are listed in the beginning of the book. Kids will enjoy Emil's and the detectives' triumph over the thief. A great read for boys, in particular, if only because there aren't enough books out there for boys! The edition I've read for this review is translated by May Massee.

- AnnaLovesBooks
Older = Better  Oct 19, 2008
I have adored Kasner's books but I found this translation not as vibrant as the older versions. If you want a more authentic copy search for used books.
Emil and the Detectives  Jul 31, 2008
My eight-year-old grandson called me to ask if there were any more books like this one, because he liked it so much.
true classic  Jul 17, 2008
This is obviously a true classic that requires no introduction. I was delighted to find it in this modern form. clear translation and clean line illustration. I was also delighted that my daughter (8) got hooked on this charming story and book in the age of multi-color multi-media distractions. Highly recommended.

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