Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner

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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.

About Erich Kastner

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Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where the Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Published November 1, 2007 by The Overlook Press. 220 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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(In particular, Emil's tomboyish cousin Pony is wonderful!) Of the boys, my favourites, apart from Emil himself (who's a refreshing lead - mischievous but clearly devoted to his mother, and trying to do his best to make her proud) are The Professor and Tuesday.

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