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Erich Kastner - Author

Erich Kästner was born in Dresden in 1899. He is the author of many novels in children's books, poems and essays. Together with other German writers, he tried to attack Hitler's totalitarism and lack of freedom with humour and pacifist ideas.
Kästner's children's books reflected his social optimism based on his belief in the renewing power of the each new generation of youth. He was awarded with the Hans Christian Andersen in 1960. Though he became popular through his children's books, he was also very successful among adults as a novelist and poet.

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Emil and the Three Twins
Erich Kastner
Fans of Emil and the Detective will love this second adventure in which the characters, on holiday at the seaside, have a new adventure. Meeting the three Byrons, father and sons Mackie and Jackie, Emil and his friends soon...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Emil and the Detectives
Erich Kastner
A classic detective story told at a cracking pace, this features one of the first fictional child detectives. When Emil is robbed of his mother's hard earned savings from right out of his pocket as he is asleep on a...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Emil And The Detectives
Erich Kastner
One of Philip Pullman's favourites: "A great political story: democracy in action." If his mother had known the amazing adventures Emil was going to have in Berlin, she would never have let him go. But when his money goes missing...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/04/2001
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