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.
From November 16th 2013, an exciting new adaptation of Emil and the Detectives will be playing at the National Theatre in London.
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Erich Kaestner's classic story featuring Eric Tischbein, whose money is stolen on a train when he goes to visit his Grandma in Berlin. He's sure he knows the thief's identity, and with the help of the boys he meets in Berlin he devises an ingenious plan to retrieve the money.Review:
"First published in 1929, this is an exciting story about a boy who loses some money and, along with a group of new friends, manages to corner the thief." (Michael Rosen S Magazine, Sunday Express)
"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)
"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)
"The perfect introduction to the world of fictional crime detection" ( Independent)
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Book Description Puffin, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140301267