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Emile and the Detectives
     

Emile and the Detectives

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by Erich Kastner, Maurice Sendak (Introduction), J. D. Stahl (Translator), Walter Trier (Illustrator)
 

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Originally published in 1929, Erich Kästner’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

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Originally published in 1929, Erich Kästner’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.
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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This effervescent little story is all about boy power…Enjoyable? You betcha.”—The Denver Post
 
“There is something sweet and pure about Kästner’s writing.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Kästner 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675869
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Erich Kästner (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.

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.

J.D. Stahl

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