Emil and the Three Twins by Erich Kastner
  

Emil and the Three Twins

Written by Erich Kastner

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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 get involved in a plot to abandon one of them and the exciting rescue the follows! Action packed and full of boyish energy, it also conjures up wonderful images of a previous period.

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Synopsis

Emil and the Three Twins by Erich Kastner

Password Emil!' Emil and the detectives are on holiday by the seaside when they meet the three Byrons. One Byron is the father and the other two are the sons, Mackie and Jackie. Jackie is bigger than Mackie and Byron Senior is very annoyed about it. But what is Jackie to do? When Emil and the detectives discover that the father is planning to desert poor Jackie they are determined to come to the rescue but not before they've been cast away on a desert island...

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Emil and the Three Twins is that very rare thing - a successful sequel * Observer * Emil's Berlin, and the Baltic resort of its sequel Emil and the Three Twins, were as vivid to me as Arthur Ransome's English Lakeland -- Philip Pullman * Independent * This must be one of the most delicious children's books ever written * Daily Express * So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics! * National Association for the Teaching of English *

About the Author

Erich Kastner

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Erich Kastner
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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9780099573678

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