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Emil and the Detectives
Emil and the Detectives | Erich Kstner
12 posts | 16 read | 4 to read
'Password Emil!' Emil is excited to be taking the train on his own for the first time. He doesn't like the look of his fellow passenger, the man in the bowler hat. Emil will just have to keep his wits about him and his money in his pocket. But Emil falls asleep and when he wakes up the man in the bowler hat is gone - and so is the money! Emil is determined to get it back. He teams up with a gang of young detectives and so begins a hair-raising chase across Berlin to catch the dirty rotten thief... BACKSTORY: Learn all about the book's brave author and find out just how good a sleuth you would be.
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mabell
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I had never read this, but my goodness, is it cute! Emil and his new friends attempt to catch the thief who sneakily snatched his money on the train to Berlin. So much fun - and the conversations between the kids is hilarious!

Would this count as #bbrc #middlegrade #realclassic @LibrarianRyan ?

LeahBergen I never read this as a kid but I bought an old copy a couple of years ago. Slightly Foxed has published a really cute memoir by the author of his childhood. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Sure why not 2mo
mabell @LeahBergen I bet that would be cute! He seems to relate well to kids. 😄 2mo
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Sarah83
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Such a great graphic novel adaption. I loved this story, when I was a child.
The illustrator honoured Kästner,you see him three times in this gorgeous book & he is even a writer in this case.
At some points the language is a bit too modern for me but look at these awesome illustrations. They look like chalk & I haven't seen something like that before.
The story is a bit shortened,but the pictures express much of the missing text.
All the stars 🤩

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Sarah83
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I didn't want to start it right now, but I can't wait. So I put all the other books aside and start this cutie. 😍 #sorrynotsorry

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Sarah83
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@LeahBergen take a look. In Germany there is a graphic novel edition of this book.
I already read the 'normal' edition, when I was a child. 😍

jewright My brother‘s name is Emil. It‘s so rare to see the name! 6mo
LeahBergen It looks lovely! 6mo
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Sarah83
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And this is my bookhaul. 😍 There was also a book sale in another bookshop and I brought a few more books, but they are for some Littens, so I don't want to show them. 😊

LeahBergen I have Emil and the Detectives. I still need to read it! 😁 6mo
Avanders Fun!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 6mo
Gissy Ahhh! Book hauls! What a lovely experience📚📚📚❤️ 6mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘m still on holiday (and hoping that the ten other hardcovers I bought don‘t put my suitcase over the weight limit! ). 😬😬

This is one of those old books I‘ve always meant to read. Is it anyone‘s favourite?

LaLecture Hahaha I know that fear at the airport when your suitcase scratches at the weight limit because you‘ve bought too much books 😂. I didn‘t know there was an English version of this book. Such a cute story :). (edited) 1y
batsy I've never read it. Beautiful edition 💛 1y
Kalalalatja There really should be a word for the anxiety you feel when weighing your suitcase full of books 😂 1y
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Sarah83 One of my favourite childhood books 😍 1y
mabell It looks so fun! 1y
emilyhaldi Can't wait to see your whole haul! 😍 1y
LeahBergen @LaLecture @batsy @Kalalalatja @Sarah83 @mabell @emilyhaldi It weighed in at 47.9 lbs. I could‘ve bought another book or two. 😂😂 1y
mabell Success!! Though, you haven't really lived until you've stood at the check-in counter, removing books from your to-be-checked bag and putting them in your carry-on to bring the weight down. Not that I've done that... 1y
LeahBergen @mabell I must admit that I am fully prepared for that eventuality every time I step up to the check-in counter after a trip. 😆😆 1y
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Clive
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When i was a child i read it in one sitting as the storyline is quite interesting and exciting - of course in Burmese translated version at that time. And as an adult now, I‘m curious and eager to read in English version and so ordered online and finished in 3 nights & i‘m still enjoying it! Recommend for your kids / children ;) #reread #youngadultbook

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1y
Clive @RaimeyGallant thank you very much 4 warmth welcome & a very useful advise 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊 1y
RaimeyGallant Happy you found it useful. :) 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
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julesG
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Okay, before my first day back at home really kicks in I'm going to do this.

1 - Bielefeld, Germany
2 - Waking Gods
3 - The North Water
4 - Emil and the detectives by Erich Kaestner
5 - Name of the Rose
6 - Kingkiller Chronicles 3 by Patrick Rothfuss

#letstalkaboutbooksbaby
@Liberty

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scaifea
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Young Emil is off to visit his grandmother and aunt in Berlin, but has his money stolen from him on the train. He spends the rest of the book tracking down the thief, with the help of some kids he meets on the streets of Berlin.
This one is a complete hoot. Clever and witty and adorable.

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scaifea

"And he no longer listened when people told him that in the old days the air was cleaner or that cows had bigger heads. Because it usually wasn't true. Those people simply wanted to be dissatisfied, because otherwise they would have to be satisfied. "

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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#translatedbooks : I don't seem to own many aside from this delightful book and all of the Nicholas books... I'm sure I've read more than a few tho!

#somethingforsept

erzascarletbookgasm Love this. Fond memories of reading these :) 3y
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amandacatherine
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In my children's lit class, we got the chance to explore some works that we had never heard of and this work, written originally in German was one of my favorites. It's a charming story of a bunch of boys working together to catch the bad guy. Perhaps unrealistic at points but adorable and fun.