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Emil and the Detectives (Paperback)
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Emil and the Detectives (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 02/08/2012
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Waterstones Says

A timeless, page-turning yarn about a wronged child and a group of young amateur sleuths on the trail of a thief, Kastner's masterpiece evokes the bustling atmosphere of interwar Berlin superbly.

'Password Emil!'

Emil is excited to be taking the train on his own for the first time. He doesn't like the look of his fellow passenger, the man in the bowler hat. Emil will just have to keep his wits about him and his money in his pocket.

But Emil falls asleep and when he wakes up the man in the bowler hat is gone - and so is the money! Emil is determined to get it back.

He teams up with a gang of young detectives and so begins a hair-raising chase across Berlin to catch the dirty rotten thief.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572848
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 121 g
Dimensions: 188 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This is a well-presented edition of a real classic, and I hope it helps it find the new audience it deserves - The Bookbag

Both boys - me in 1955, my son in 1996 - seemed to be drawn into this story in some way beyond the usual...The main pleasure of the book is in the way in which it plays to the fantasy of omnipotence in a child: that a team of kids could really organise themselves into a team of detectives and catch a thief - Michael Rosen, Guardian

A great political story: democracy in action - Philip Pullman, Ten books every Year 7 child should read

The perfect introduction to the world of fictional crime detection - Independent

Emil is a wonder... the book had, and still has, the effect of making me feel part of Emil's little gang of boys... Emil and the Detectives is a little masterpiece... Read it and you will be happy - Maurice Sendak

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“What an exciting adventure!”

I read this at bedtime to my two sons aged seven and five and they thoroughly enjoyed it. After over-hearing part of the first chapter, my husband also got hooked and made sure that he sat down every night after that... More

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