Erich Kastner, Nathan Burton - Author Picture

Erich Kastner, Nathan Burton - Authors

Erich Kastner,writer, poet and journalist, was born in Dresden in 1899. His first children's book, Emil and the Detectives, was published in 1929 and has since sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into around 60 languages. After the Nazis took power in Germany, Kastner's books were burnt and he was excluded from the writers' guild. He won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1960. He died in 1974.

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Dot and Anton
Erich Kastner, Nathan Burton - illustrated by Walter Trier
The funny, heart-warming story of two young comrades-in-arms, by the author of Emil and the Detectives. Join Dot and Anton as they get into all sorts of scrapes and even solve a crime in this delightful, touching and hilarious adventure...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/04/2015
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