Emil And The Detectives

Emil And The Detectives 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 g

  • Title: Emil And The Detectives
  • Author: Erich Kästner Walter Trier
  • ISBN: 9780140301267
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emil And The Detectives

    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,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.

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    1. Manny

      I read this German children's classic while the Greek debt drama of July 2015 was unfolding; I would finish a chapter, go to the Daily Telegraph live blog, catch up on the latest news from Brussels, then return to Emil. The people reporting on the political story were eager to cast the Germans, particularly the hardline Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, as the villains. I read many pieces about how Schäuble was imposing unreasonable and humiliating conditions on the Greeks, and when one look [...]

    2. Miriam

      Oh, phew! I was really worried there for quite a few pages.So many aspects of the book are highly realistic, Emil's personality and relationship with his mother, and their money worries, that I was afraid that in the end (view spoiler)[there would be a realistic ending in which it turned out Emil had been mistaken as to the identity of the thief, or as would probably happen in real life the adults would dismiss the boys and the villain would escape unpunished. Thank goodness the children triumph [...]

    3. Ahmad Sharabiani

      Emil und die Detektive = Emil and the delectives, Erich KästnerEmil and the Detectives (German: Emil und die Detektive) is a 1929 novel for children set mainly in Berlin, by the German writer Erich Kästner and illustrated by Walter Trier. It was Kästner's first major success, the only one of his pre-1945 works to escape Nazi censorship, and remains his best-known work, and has been translated into at least 59 languages. The most unusual aspect of the novel, compared to existing children's lit [...]

    4. Richard

      This is a book that I saw and had to buy and read.It represents a time in my life when I was too busy playing sport or out with mates to read books. I was also lazy and lacked confidence even to read in class but I always liked stories. This was a book that I remember from my youth like, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Brer Rabbit and a wooden horse who collected money somehow and worked down a pit and went to war. Emil and the Detectives was a story that resonated with me, perhaps as it is about crim [...]

    5. Manybooks

      Please note that Emil's exploits, that the story itself, in its German original, while never a personal favourite, is and will always remain a solid three star read for me (enjoyable, but not spectacular). The above two star rating is simply because the new 2007 translation by W. Martin leaves so very much to be desired (especially for someone like me who likes her translations as close to the original as possible and not updated or altered all that much). My review will thus be in two parts (fi [...]

    6. Tukunjil Nayeera

      শৈশবের গল্পগুলো বোধহয় পৃথিবীর সবখানেই এক। সব ছেলেমেয়েরই ছোটবেলায় গোয়েন্দাগিরি করার শখ চাপে! হোক সেটা বাংলাদেশ কিংবা জার্মানি! শিশুসাহিত্য পড়লেই ব্যাপারটা স্পষ্ট ধরা পড়ে!"এমিলের গোয়েন্দা [...]

    7. Manybooks

      First published in 1929, Erich Kästner's Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives) especially and brilliantly sparkles and glows with its sense of time and place, with its urban realism, its palpably authentic and genuine representation and description of Berlin (the capital city of the Germany of the Weimar Republic, a lively and throbbing modern metropolis, and not some vague environs set in either a magical present or a distant historical past). Also and for me personally, reading abo [...]

    8. Ivonne Rovira

      I’ve been wanting to read this book since Disney aired its 1964 film version on television when I was a child myself (late 1960s or early 1970s). But I put it off for literally decades until the excellent Manny Rayner reminded me of the book’s existence. How sorry I am that I didn’t read this delightful little book sooner!Considering the book was first released in 1929, this tale of a poor boy who loses a large sum, but is aided in its recovery, has aged magnificently. Young Emil Tabletoe [...]

    9. Manybooks

      GENERAL THOUGHTS ON EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (BASED ON THE GERMAN ORIGINAL)First published in 1929, Erich Kästner's Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives in English translations) especially and brilliantly sparkles and glows with its sense of time and place, with its urban realism, its palpably authentic and genuine representation and description of Berlin (the capital city of the Germany of the Weimar Republic, a lively and throbbing modern metropolis, and not some vague environs set [...]

    10. Matt

      This is more like a review-by-proxy of Emil and the detectives.I watched a program on youtube in which Marcel Reich-Ranicki, without doubt the most famous German literary critc of his time, is talking about German authors; this time about Erich Kästner. Of course he also had something to say about "Emil". Born in Poland in 1920 with a Polish father and German mother, the family moved to Berlin in the late 1920s. Here little Marcel learned to read German. Although he sort of liked the usual book [...]

    11. Melindam

      As funny and delightful as ever. It was one of my favourite comfort-reads as a child and it did not disappoint the grown-up me either.

    12. Anka Räubertochter

      "Emil und die Detektive" ist natürlich so gut wie jedem ein Begriff, allerdings habe ich die Geschichte selber zum ersten Mal gelesen. Wer bisher so wie ich nur die Verfilmung aus den 90ern kennt, wird wahrscheinlich überrascht sein, dass im ganzen Buch nur ein Mädchen vorkommt, nämlich Pony Hütchen. Anders als im Film ist sie aber nicht das Gegenstück zu Emil, die ihm in Sachen Mut in nichts nachsteht, sondern"bloß" die Cousine, die den Jungs Brötchen vorbei bringt. Natürlich liegt das [...]

    13. Jan-Maat

      There are two things that strike me in particular: the ability and sense of responsibility of the children to organise themselves and the hero's sense of responsibility towards his mother and his family - not surprising given als ich ein kleiner Junge war.It's a simple story of a boy from a small town going to visit relatives in the big city. Entertaining and engaging. The hero's fear of going to the police because he had drawn a mustache on a statue always felt realistic to me as a child.

    14. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

      This review is for the wonderful edition, not the rotten 2007 edition . GR's stupid software updates have decided that they know better than me. For the review of the horrible 2007 edition, check the cover. I tried to fix the confusion and made it worse. Sheesh.Aaaaahhhh, that's better.This is the translation of Emil that I grew up reading. My brother bought it from Scolastic back in the late 60s and I read it over and over again. Fast forward 3 or 4 decades and I bought it on . Or thought I b [...]

    15. Nola

      While travelling by train to visit his grandmother in Berlin, young Emil falls asleep. When he awakes, the money pinned inside his coat is gone, along with the bowler-hatted stranger who'd been sitting across from him. When Emil spots the man getting off the train at another station, he heads off in pursuit. Along the way, he meets up with a group of boys (the detectives) and together they set out to trap the thief.I've been reading a book called '501 Must-Read Books' and when it mentioned 'Emil [...]

    16. Sandy

      This book haunts me. In a few short years their lives will be completely changed. No more individualism or self determination, but instead a rigorous recruiting into an ideology of race superiority and military might. In this children’s book, there are many clues to how this may have come about. There are also startling differences between the children detectives in Berlin and the Hitler Youth they will become. Even though the society is being primed for a radical change, Emil and the Detectiv [...]

    17. Laura

      From BBC radio 4 - Saturday Drama:Dramatisation by Katie Hims of the comic children's detective novel by Erich Kaestner.Country boy Emil Tischbein, up from Neustadt for the first time, enlists the aid of hundreds of Berlin street boys to help him catch a thief.

    18. Nadja

      Ach Erich Kästner ist schon ne knorke Autor, nicht? Ich liebe einfach seinen Schreibstil, weise und witzig und mit soviel Herz! Emil und die Detektive ist eine wunderbare Geschichte voller Freundschaft, Abenteuer, Mut und Bescheidenheit!

    19. The Library Lady

      Let me be clear: I am not giving one star to Erich Kastner's original, marvelous book, one of my childhood favorites. You can find that here. I am giving it to this "updated" translation, which tries to make Emil and his friends talk like 21st century kids, and gives English versions of many of the names. Emil Tischbein becomes "Emil Tabletoe," poor Pony Hutchen becomes "Pony the Hat," and Gustav is renamed "Gus" and declares "I'm pysched!" at one point.Not me. I'm not psyched. I am, in the word [...]

    20. Nisha Vinod

      Erich Kastner had written Emil and the Detectives originally in German. The book was very popular. But during Hitler's time, his books were branded anti-german and several copies consigned to flames. Luckily, the book outlasted those dark times and Emil survived to spy another day. Emil is one of the first fictional child detectives. Today, we have 'The Famous Five', ' Alex Rider', 'Nancy Drew But little Emil was the first. Philip Pullman remarked that the book is ' democracy in action' and he i [...]

    21. Cheryl

      And to think that these boys grew up to serve the Führer. But I'll try to set that thought aside.A classic that doesn't age well. Pony, the girl cousin with the bicycle, is the most energetic and brave of all, but is delighted to be the one to make coffee and serve rolls to the boys, and to serve the cause primarily as liaison to the adults. The boys have entirely too much freedom the 'sensibleness' of the more liberal parents is explained frighteningly convincingly. And there's so much good lu [...]

    22. Serena

      Emil and the Detectives centers on a good-natured boy who defies expectations in his honesty, familial piety and determination. Erich Kastner captures the rambunctiousness and excitement of youth as he leads the readers through the adventures of Emil as he joins with a team of organized street detectives who are mere children as they spy on the man who robbed Emil whilst he slept. Kastner's sense of humor pervades the story from the beginning as he vexes over coming up with a plot, and his sense [...]

    23. Steve

      A nostalgic hour on ebay left me with a Cathy Dennis cd, a box of panini stickers, and a beautiful 1964 paperback of Emil and the Detectives.On the introduction page it reads "Forward readers of eight could tackle it, while those in their early teens still enjoy it without wanting to disguise the fact" Well i first read when 9 or 10. And 20 years later it is still an exciting and charming read. In fact in those 20 years I have read books as enjoyable as this, but probably not enjoyed anything mo [...]

    24. Judith Johnson

      I read this when I was about 10, and it was fun reading it again, and a change from that other, grimmer Berlin detective, Bernie Gunther I feel sad, though, when I reflect that of all the little boys (and girls, of course) that read it in 1929 in German, and then in 1931 in England when it came out here, many would have been at war with each other 10 years later when they were young men. We were all innocent children once

    25. Sarah

      Die Geschichte war deswegen spannend, weil es wie eine kleine Zeitreise war, die Geschehnisse mitzuverfolgen (Erstveröffentlichung 1929). Aber das Beste am Buch war das Vorwort mit dem nicht vollendeten Roman Kästners DEN hätte ich wirklich gern gelesen! Zwei Zitate noch, die es, finde ich, wert sind weitergetragen zu werden:"Dass es Leute gibt, die immer sagen: Gott, früher war alles besser, das wusste Emil längst. Und er hörte überhaupt nicht mehr hin, wenn jemand erklärte, früher sei [...]

    26. Nina

      Now I see why Emil is timeless. I'm grateful I found it in #bigbadwolfsurabaya Emil lived with his mother. His father passed away long time ago so Emil's mother worked hard for both of them. One day Emil was going to Berlin. His mother gave him seven pound notes to give to his grandma. In the train Emil lost the money his mother had earned so hard. Emil was determined to catch the thief. With his new found friends, the adventure beganBuku ini pertama kali diterbitkan di Great Britain pada 1931, [...]

    27. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

      This review is for the rotten 2007 edition, not the wonderful edition. GR's stupid software updates have decided that they know better than me. For the review of the edition, check the 2007 cover. I tried to fix the confusion and made it worse. Sheesh.Three and a half stars for the edition, not the story. The story would be a definite five, but it has been spoilt by a modernised translation. Why the editors felt they had to translate German surnames into English I will never know. I grew up in [...]

    28. Roxana-Mălina Chirilă

      "Oh no," I tutted to myself when Emil kept checking to see if his money was still in his pocket, afraid that he might lose it before getting to grandma. "Oh no, you're signalling every thief around that you have an envelope full of money. Tut, tut, don't do that."So of course his money gets stolen and my heart clenches as Emil from the small town runs through Berlin in search of his thief. I really enjoyed the story, with its lovingly described characters, and with the insanity of a whole crowd [...]

    29. Donna Radcliff

      Originally published in 1929 in pre-war Germany, this classic childrens adventure follows Emil as he travels to Berlin to visit his grandmother and has all of his money stolen by a sneak thief who is part of an organized gang lead by The Baron, and the children (detectives) that help him to apprehend the bad guys. Released in 1964 as a Disney movie, it starred Brian Russell, Roger Mobley and Walter Slezak. I saw the movie (I was twelve and in love with Roger Mobley) and immediately got the movie [...]

    30. John Mccullough

      This is a charming children's book published in 1929 in Germany, authored by a person whose writings were burned by the Nazis. Emil survived, my grandchildren will be pleased to find. Emil is given 7 pounds and told to personally deliver it to his grandmother, minus some rewards for him. On the train a man in a bowler hat and moustache (of course!!) stole Emil's money. Will he be able to get it back? Read and find out!! Reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes' Baker Street Irregulars with a good dollop o [...]

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