Emil and the Detectives, Paperback

Emil and the Detectives Paperback

Illustrated by Walter Trier

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 10 illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780099413127



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This is an excellent childrens book which I loved as a child and even as an adult find entertaining.

Review by

Charming story of boyhood adventure. The innocence of the plot and the characters is a key part of that charm, aided by the straight-up line drawings of Walter Trier and a strapping plain font. The story too is simple and direct, told through Emil and his gang's experience, and Kästner treats them gently and kindly, leading the reader to rejoice at the children's triumphs. "It was all so thrilling that Emil began to feel almost pleased that his money had been stolen."

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Emil is off to visit family in Berlin. On the train, he has his money stolen. But the thief underestimates the boy from whom he has snatched the money. Emil trails him and engages an entire troop of Berlin boys to track down the thief and confront him. Very satisfying story of courage and valor. Refreshing.

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