Brown Bag Books

Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner

Emil! A German classic. On a train to Berlin, where everyone wants to be, but not everyone wants to get robbed! What will Emil do? He doesn't know anybody in Berlin except his family who he can't tell what happened, he's too embarrassed. Enter, the Detectives... This story is so good it was banned. It shows kids getting along with one another, sharing and caring for each other. It's got street urchins, one of my favorite character types. Written in 1929, this is a fun new copy, found in Berlin.