Emil and the Detectives
Emil and the Detectives  -     By: Erich Kastner
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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. With its enduring themes of leadership, courage, and teamwork, there are many lessons to be learned by the grownups and the children, alike, and the delightful illustrations by Walter Trier make this rollicking, heartwarming tale come alive.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 220
Vendor: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 8.18 X 5.70 X 0.73 (inches)
ISBN: 1585675865
ISBN-13: 9781585675869
Ages: 9-12

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

“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

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