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Emil and the Detectives (Paperback)

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If 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.

Children'sFiction & true storiesClassic fiction Publisher: Random House Children's Books Publication Date: 05/04/2001 ISBN-13: 9780099413127  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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I read this book when I was a child, but in German. I thoroughly enjoyed it then and have given it as a Christmas present to my granddaughter. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did. Any chance that some of the other Kaestner childrens books will be translated into English?

- 07/01/2014
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