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Erich Kastner

  • 5 stars across 11 books
    Erich Kastner, writer, poet and journalist, was born in Dresden in 1899. His first children's book, Emil and the Detectives, was published in 1929 and has since sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into around 60 languages. After the Nazis took power in Germany, Kastner's books were burnt and he was excluded from the writers' guild. He won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1960. He died in 1974.
    1st August 2012

    Emil and the Detectives

    '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 ... More

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    6th November 2014

    The Parent Trap

    'Walter Trier's deceptively innocent drawings are as classic as Kastner's words; I never tire of them' Quentin Blake ... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Emil and the Detectives

    EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES by Erich Kastner has been in print ever since it was first published in 1928. Young Emil is robb... More

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    9th April 2015

    Dot and Anton

    'Gadzooks!' said Dot ... 'The things that boy can do!' Dot loves play-acting, dressing up her pet dachshund Piefke an... More

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    6th November 2014

    The Flying Classroom

    'Walter Trier's deceptively innocent drawings are as classic as Kastner's words; I never tire of them' Quentin Blake ... More

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    1st January 1999

    Mein Onkel Franz

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    3rd September 2012

    Emil and the Three Twins

    'Password Emil!' Emil and the detectives are on holiday by the seaside when they meet the three Byrons. One Byron is th... More

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    7th March 2002

    Emil And The Three Twins

    Emil and the three twins? Three Twins? Yes, you read that correctly. Emil Tischbein has another adventure with his old f... More

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    16th November 2013

    Emil and the Detectives

    'Password Emil!' If Mrs Tischbein had known the amazing adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she'd never have ... More

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