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My brother bought it from Scolastic back in the late 60s and I read it over and over again. The story has been filmed several times. Dramatisation by Katie Hims of the comic children’s detective novel by Erich Kaestner. The book is an indisputable classic – a must read for children as well as detectvie up children. Now aside from the above mentioned and appreciated immediacy, the both harsh and at times also entertaining, delightful reality of urban existence, Emil und die Detektive emll primarily a novel of not only adventure and friendship, but essentially, a glorification of children and their abilities, their hidden and not so hidden strengths and talents.

The detective job goes on.

Fast forward 3 or 4 decades and I bought it This review is for the wonderful Scholastic edition, not the rotten edition. But during Hitler’s time, his books were branded anti-german and several copies consigned to flames.

Emil and the Detectives

I think kids would love it. Emil got a big award and decided to buy his mom a coat and a blow dryer.

The new girl in School, Martin’s Emil and the Detectives presents the exact opposite, namely a for me vexing and irritating combination of some personal names being kept in the German original and others translated into English counterparts. His father passed away long time ago so Emil’s mother worked hard for both of them. Martin absolutely and totally leaves so very much to be desired especially for someone such as I who likes her translations as close to the original as possible and not updated or altered all that much.


The police forgave him about that. This book haunts me. One of the boy detectives follows him into the bank and tells the bank teller that the money is stolen. Emil and the Detectives centers on a good-natured boy who defies expectations in his honesty, familial piety and determination.

Philip Pullman remarked that the book is ‘ democracy in action’ and he is right. Unfortunately it never occurred to me that this classic would be descrated with a “modernised” translation.

Not to mention that even the description of Berlin landmarks and street names suffer from this eetective, with some being translated into an English version and others keeping their German spelling.

He later learned that he had already robbed the bank. Add the first question. To ask other readers questions about Emil and the Detectivesplease sign up. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Emil Tischbein Anja Sommavilla Death was imminent any day. Emip 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. Edit Storyline Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep.

Kastner’s sense of humor pervades the story from the beginning as he vexes over coming up with a plot, and his sense Emil and the Detectives centers detecitve a good-natured boy who defies expectations detectivd his honesty, familial piety and determination.


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See all 4 questions about Emil and the Detectives…. 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.

Today, he is widely il as one of Germany’s most prolific and beloved children’s book authors. There are also startling differences between the children detectives in Berlin and the Hitler Youth they will become.

Martin translation of Emil und die DetektiveI was both looking forward to reading this earlier and now unfortunately no longer in current print translation by May Massee and also feeling a bit of, I think, well-understood trepidation. This strange and unnecessary combination of German and English names, with really no rhyme or reason, and yes, even more than the translator’s use of anachronisms with regard to dialogue and discourse, has made me rather majorly despise the new translation of Emil’s story and has also made me totally hesitant to in any manner consider recommending W.

When he woke up, the man was gone but so was his money. There are two things that strike me in particular: This engaging film takes a German children’s classic of the s and updates it to today’s multicultural Berlin.

Emil helps her with everything, is attentive and sensitive, understanding and fair.