Kästner, Erich - Emil and the Detectives - ( Item 133611 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduction by Michael Rosen. Bound in cloth with a front board illustration by Walter Trier. 200 pages with 17 black & white illustrations. Book size: 8" x 5¼". Originally published in 1929 and translated into 59 languages from the original German, Emil and the Detectives was a groundbreaking book, giving us a realistic portrayal of childhood friendships and the first child-detective. Its lovely humour and optimism ensure its continuing appeal. For Emil's grandmother, the moral of the story is 'Money should always be sent by money order.' For the reader, it is quite different – 'Never lose your trust in other people, and never give up!' This edition features a specially commissioned preface by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, as well as an introduction by Walter de la Mare. The charming original illustrations by Walter Trier, now as fondly remembered as Kästner's delightful book, are complemented by a striped cloth cover and bright yellow endpapers.
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