Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

A Novel for Children

Book - 2007
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Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781585685868
9781585675869
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Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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horthhill
Jun 25, 2016

'Emil and the Detectives' by Erich Kastner was a fun read. Emil is the victim of a dastardly theft. Through the help of the good-hearted kids he meets, Emil and his new friends capture a notorious thief. The translation is in up-to-date English.

Mark_Daly Sep 13, 2013

This 1929 novel will always win points with young readers because of the deep respect it affords them. For example, when Emil discovers he is the victim of a crime, he approaches the problem with mature realism: he already knows that no adult will believe him, because he is just a kid. How he takes matters into hand and achieves sweet justice is a study in wish fulfillment no child can resist. This translation (by W. Martin) jarringly introduces contemporary slang into the story, to poor effect.

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Myusernamenotyours
Dec 26, 2012

Fantastic book. Must-read for boys.

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green_gorilla_297 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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