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Emil and the Detectives

Cover of Emil and the Detectives.

Charming adventures in Berlin of the 1920s? Children taking on adults together? Wild chases and solidarity? All this, and more. Emil is infinitely relatable as he travels to the big city, is robbed and tries to recover the money. Emil is just a good kid in a bad situation, and seeing him grow and manage to muddle through and make friends is heart-warming.

Fun Fact

This book is the reason why Astrid Lindgren’s Emil is called Michel in German. Can’t have two Emils, apparently!


Wenn man sagt: „Das tut mir aber wirklich leid“, so meint man meistens gar nichts weiter als: „Mensch, lass mich bloß in Ruhe!“