Emil and the Detectives
Written by Erich Kastner
Part of the A Puffin Book Series
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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 train, he takes swift action. Emil has no confidence in the police and so recruits his own assistant, Gustav. The two boys round up a group of friends and catch the thief. Emil is handsomely rewarded and all ends happily. Emil is charming and clever, the ideal hero of this terrific adventure.
The Good Book Guide Review. Travelling alone on a train to visit his grandparents. Emil is robbed of the hard-earned money which his mother has given him. Instead of calling the police. Emil, with the help of a gang of children, chases the thief himself. A wonderful piece of child enterprise that foreshadows Tintin.
One of Philip Pullman's favourites: "A great political story: democracy in action."
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
Emil and The Detectives by Erich Kastner has been in print ever since it was first published in 1928.
Young Emil is robbed on his first real railway journey of money entrusted to him by his hard-working mother for the relatives he is to stay with in Berlin. A gang of boys about his own age come to his aid, and a thrilling adventure full of surprises ensues as they use their wits to devise a wonderfully simple but practical trick to capture the thief.
With every detail clearly drawn - from the tiresome business of getting into best clothes for the journey, down to the final anxiety as to what shall be done with a gloriously unexpected reward - this is a story all young readers will enjoy. Reissued in the 'A Puffin Book' series of children's modern classics.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
More books by Erich Kastner
Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
2nd July 2015
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