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Emil i detektivi (Emil #1)

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Gospođa Tišbojn poslala je svog sina k baki u Berlin. Majka mu je dala
140 maraka da ih preda baki. U vlaku je Emil zaspao i čovjek u krutom
šeširu Grundijas uzeo mu je novac. Kada je vlak stao Emil je izašao iz
vlaka i tada primijetio da nema novca. Susreo je Gustava i ispričao mu što mu se dogodilo. Gustav je pozvao dječake. Grundijas je uzeo taxi spremajući se pobjeći. Dje
Hardcover, Biblioteka ABC. Metodički obrađena lektira, 123 pages
Published 2009 by Katarina Zrinski (first published 1929)
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) No indeed! It's all fun and laughs. I first read it at seven or so and thought it was great.
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I read this German children's classic while the Greek debt drama of July 2015 was unfolding; I would finish a chapter, go to the Daily Telegraph live blog, catch up on the latest news from Brussels, then return to Emil.

The people reporting on the political story were eager to cast the Germans, particularly the hardline Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, as the villains. I read many pieces about how Schäuble was imposing unreasonable and humiliating conditions on the Greeks, and when one looked
Ivonne Rovira
Jul 04, 2016 Ivonne Rovira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ivonne by: Manny Rayner
I’ve been wanting to read this book since Disney aired its 1964 film version on television when I was a child myself (late 1960s or early 1970s). But I put it off for literally decades until the excellent Manny Rayner reminded me of the book’s existence. How sorry I am that I didn’t read this delightful little book sooner!

Considering the book was first released in 1929, this tale of a poor boy who loses a large sum, but is aided in its recovery, has aged magnificently. Young Emil Tabletoe takes
First published in 1929, Erich Kästner's Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives) especially and brilliantly sparkles and glows with its sense of time and place, with its urban realism, its palpably authentic and genuine representation and description of Berlin (the capital city of the Germany of the Weimar Republic, a lively and throbbing modern metropolis, and not some vague environs set in either a magical present or a distant historical past).

Also and for me personally, reading abou
Dec 18, 2015 Matt marked it as to-be-considered  ·  review of another edition
This is more like a review-by-proxy of Emil and the detectives.

I watched a program on youtube in which Marcel Reich-Ranicki, without doubt the most famous German literary critc of his time, is talking about German authors; this time about Erich Kästner. Of course he also had something to say about "Emil". Born in Poland in 1920 with a Polish father and German mother, the family moved to Berlin in the late 1920s. Here little Marcel learned to read German. Although he sort of liked the usual books
There are two things that strike me in particular: the ability and sense of responsibility of the children to organise themselves and the hero's sense of responsibility towards his mother and his family - not surprising given als ich ein kleiner Junge war.

It's a simple story of a boy from a small town going to visit relatives in the big city. Entertaining and engaging. 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.
Apr 08, 2015 Nola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
While travelling by train to visit his grandmother in Berlin, young Emil falls asleep. When he awakes, the money pinned inside his coat is gone, along with the bowler-hatted stranger who'd been sitting across from him. When Emil spots the man getting off the train at another station, he heads off in pursuit. Along the way, he meets up with a group of boys (the detectives) and together they set out to trap the thief.

I've been reading a book called '501 Must-Read Books' and when it mentioned 'Emil
Oct 07, 2011 Sandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book haunts me. In a few short years their lives will be completely changed. No more individualism or self determination, but instead a rigorous recruiting into an ideology of race superiority and military might. In this children’s book, there are many clues to how this may have come about. There are also startling differences between the children detectives in Berlin and the Hitler Youth they will become. Even though the society is being primed for a radical change, Emil and the Detectives ...more
From BBC radio 4 - Saturday Drama:
Dramatisation by Katie Hims of the comic children's detective novel by Erich Kaestner.

Country boy Emil Tischbein, up from Neustadt for the first time, enlists the aid of hundreds of Berlin street boys to help him catch a thief.
Judith Johnson
Oct 13, 2016 Judith Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was about 10, and it was fun reading it again, and a change from that other, grimmer Berlin detective, Bernie Gunther... I feel sad, though, when I reflect that of all the little boys (and girls, of course) that read it in 1929 in German, and then in 1931 in England when it came out here, many would have been at war with each other 10 years later when they were young men. We were all innocent children once ...
The Library Lady
Sep 22, 2016 The Library Lady rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Let me be clear: I am not giving one star to Erich Kastner's original, marvelous book, one of my childhood favorites. You can find that here.

I am giving it to this "updated" translation, which tries to make Emil and his friends talk like 21st century kids, and gives English versions of many of the names. Emil Tischbein becomes "Emil Tabletoe," poor Pony Hutchen becomes "Pony the Hat," and Gustav is renamed "Gus" and declares "I'm pysched!" at one point.

Not me. I'm not psyched. I am, in the word
Nisha Vinod
Mar 11, 2015 Nisha Vinod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erich Kastner had written Emil and the Detectives originally in German. The book was very popular. But during Hitler's time, his books were branded anti-german and several copies consigned to flames. Luckily, the book outlasted those dark times and Emil survived to spy another day.

Emil is one of the first fictional child detectives. Today, we have 'The Famous Five', ' Alex Rider', 'Nancy Drew... But little Emil was the first. Philip Pullman remarked that the book is ' democracy in action' and
Aug 05, 2016 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
And to think that these boys grew up to serve the Führer. But I'll try to set that thought aside.

A classic that doesn't age well. Pony, the girl cousin with the bicycle, is the most energetic and brave of all, but is delighted to be the one to make coffee and serve rolls to the boys, and to serve the cause primarily as liaison to the adults. The boys have entirely too much freedom... the 'sensibleness' of the more liberal parents is explained frighteningly convincingly. And there's so much good
Donna Radcliff
Originally published in 1929 in pre-war Germany, this classic childrens adventure follows Emil as he travels to Berlin to visit his grandmother and has all of his money stolen by a sneak thief who is part of an organized gang lead by The Baron, and the children (detectives) that help him to apprehend the bad guys. Released in 1964 as a Disney movie, it starred Brian Russell, Roger Mobley and Walter Slezak. I saw the movie (I was twelve and in love with Roger Mobley) and immediately got the movie ...more
Aug 21, 2013 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emil and the Detectives centers on a good-natured boy who defies expectations in his honesty, familial piety and determination. Erich Kastner captures the rambunctiousness and excitement of youth as he leads the readers through the adventures of Emil as he joins with a team of organized street detectives who are mere children as they spy on the man who robbed Emil whilst he slept. Kastner's sense of humor pervades the story from the beginning as he vexes over coming up with a plot, and his sense ...more
Sep 25, 2010 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: germany, childrens
A nostalgic hour on ebay left me with a Cathy Dennis cd, a box of panini stickers, and a beautiful 1964 paperback of Emil and the Detectives.

On the introduction page it reads "Forward readers of eight could tackle it, while those in their early teens still enjoy it without wanting to disguise the fact" Well i first read when 9 or 10. And 20 years later it is still an exciting and charming read. In fact in those 20 years I have read books as enjoyable as this, but probably not enjoyed anything mo
Paul Servini
This is one of the first books I can remember reading. And before that I can remember my mother reading it to me. Now, I'm a parent myself and both our children have had the pleasure of saving this and other stories by the author. Sure, there are lots of reasons not to read this book. It's dated, the plot is a highly unlikely one, it represents some values we may consider old-fashioned. But despit all that it's brilliant.

A classic children's story which tells of how someone steals some money fro
Racheli Zusiman
Aug 18, 2016 Racheli Zusiman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
מתוק ומקסים. לא סתם אריך קסטנר היה אחד הסופרים האהובים עליי בילדותי. גם האהבה של אמיל לאימו ריגשה אותי מאוד.
Sep 23, 2014 Leylee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نوجوون که بودم شاید 10 بار خوندمش.خیلی هم تاثیرگذار بود روم.چقدر دوست دارم پیداش کنم همون ورژنو و باز بخونمش
Alex Baugh
Nov 14, 2011 Alex Baugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second week of the German Literature Month challenge and for that we were supposed to read a crime novel. I considered a lot of different choices, but decided on Emil and the Detectives for one simple reason. That reason is that it is a book I haven’t read since forever and I really like Erich Kästner.

Emil and the Detectives is a pretty straightforward story. Young Emil is being sent off to Berlin to visit relatives for a week long holiday. He is taking the train and carrying money,
Mar 30, 2013 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 501
This book is interesting for two historical reasons.

1) It is the progenitor of the children-as-detectives genre, which would later bring us Enid Blyton's Famous Five, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Boxcar Children, and Encyclopedia Brown.

2) It is a sort of time capsule, showing us through children's eyes the world of Berlin right before the National Socialist party came into power. Strangely, this book is the only one of Kästner's then-existing works that the Nazis did not feel they had to burn
Wirotomo Nofamilyname
Buku ke-35 yang selesai dibaca pada tahun 2015.

Saya baru sadar bahwa saya sudah terlalu tua untuk membaca buku anak-anak seperti ini. Hehehe.
Dikarang pada tahun 1928 oleh seorang Jerman, kemudian diterjemahkan dan disederhanakan ke dalam bahasa Inggris oleh seorang Inggris pada tahun 1950, dan kemudian diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Indonesia oleh seorang Indonesia pada tahun 1979. Jadi ini benar-benar buku kuno.

Ternyata cerita yang agak kuno, serta penerjemahan dan penyederhanaan di buku ini lah
Sep 11, 2016 Jerry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The title of this book made me smile, because an old neighborhood friend of mine was named Emil, and me and his brothers used to call him Oatmeal, E-mold, E-mail, and, my personal addition, Female. You can imagine how he felt about those "nicknames".

This book, however, wasn't very good; I didn't really enjoy it, even if it was a "classic".

It's pretty sad when the title of a book is better than the book itself.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Emil und die Detektive=Emil and the delectives, Erich Kästner
عنوان: امیل و کارآگاهان؛ نویسنده: اریش کستنر؛ مترجم: مژگان عبداللهی؛ تهران، هرمس، 1377، در 141 ص؛ شابک: 9646641369؛ چاپ دوم 1378؛
امیل برای گذراندن تعطیلات با قطار به نزد مادر بزرگ و خاله اش به برلین میرود. پدرش را از دست داده و زندگی را با مادرش که در یک آرایشگاه زنانه کار میکند میگذراند. ثروتمند نیستند. باید برای خرج پولشان برنامه داشته باشند. امیل درستکار است و مهربان و برای کار و تلاش مادرش ارزش قائل است. در کوپه قطار، او با وسواس
This is such a quick read and one that I adored from the get go. Kastner's story, written in 1931 has been translated from German with no loss in character or excitement. Emil is a wonderful, headstrong yet level-headed character who you cannot but help love (almost as much as his cousin, Pony). It is a very simple story of the young boy on a train heading to deliver some saving to his grandmother in Berlin. Whilst on the train he is robbed and spends the remainder of the book tracking down and ...more
♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮
Emil and the Detectives (in German: Emil und die Detektive) is a classic children's story by Erich Kästner who also wrote books like The Flying Classroom, The Parent Trap and many more.

In this story Emil Tischbein is travelling to Berlin to visit his grandmother and cousin but on the way an incident occurs...
That's when Emil meets Gustav and his friends who help him sort things out..

I like the story for different reasons. First how all the children come to help Emil without questions. Secondl
John Mccullough
Nov 14, 2014 John Mccullough rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a charming children's book published in 1929 in Germany, authored by a person whose writings were burned by the Nazis. Emil survived, my grandchildren will be pleased to find. Emil is given 7 pounds and told to personally deliver it to his grandmother, minus some rewards for him. On the train a man in a bowler hat and moustache (of course!!) stole Emil's money. Will he be able to get it back? Read and find out!! Reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes' Baker Street Irregulars with a good dollop o ...more
Jun 21, 2009 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was translated from German and first published in 1929. I remember reading it as a child and recently reread it. It was still just as entertaining. In the new rerelease Maurice Sendak writes the intro to the book and I quote:Emil is a little masterpiece. It shows us the heroic nature of children, how they can stick together and accomplish wonders without the help of inept grownups. Read it and you'll be happy!
Jun 09, 2011 ABC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-kids
This is about a boy who has a lot of money in his pocket while travelling to visit his grandma. But oh no! The money mysteriously disappears.....

Our version was translated by Eileen Hall and I really like the translation. I think the one they are selling on Amazon was translated by somebody else.
Overlook Press, 2007 translation by W. Martin with an introduction by Maurice Sendak. Unfortunate translation. Has somewhat lame attempts to update the text. For example "database" was not a word in current use in the 1920's. Children are capable of 'time travel' when they read books set in other eras and it's insulting to their intelligence to dumb books down.
russell barnes
Another book I read as a kid and have picked up on the totally unreasonable assumption Milo will love it when he's older. In my mind Emil's adventures seemed to last for at least a week, but in reality it's only a day and a night, and I completely forgot his cousin is called "Pony" - surely a name for a future Barnes?
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Erich Kästner (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known for his humorous, socially astute poetry and children's literature.
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“Eine Geschichte, ein Roman, ein Märchen - diese Dinge gleichen den Lebewesen, und vielleicht sind es sogar welche. Sie haben ihren Kopf, ihre Beine, ihren Blutkreislauf und ihren Anzug wie richtige Menschen. Und wenn ihnen die Nase im Gesicht fehlt oder wenn sie zwei verschiedene Schuhe anhaben, merkt man es bei genauem Zusehen.” 5 likes
“Und die Straßenbahn fuhr. Und sie hielt. Und sie fuhr weiter. Emil las den Namen der schönen breiten Straße. Kaiserallee hieß sie. Er fuhr und wusste nicht, wohin. Im andern Wagen saß ein Dieb. Und vielleicht saßen und standen noch andere Diebe in der Bahn. Niemand kümmerte sich um ihn. Ein fremder Herr hatte ihm zwar einen Fahrschein geschenkt. Doch nun las er schon wieder Zeitung.

Die Stadt war so groß. Und Emil war so klein. Und kein Mensch wollte wissen, warum er kein Geld hatte und warum er nicht wusste, wo er austeigen sollte. Vier Millionen Menschen lebten in Berlin und keener interessierte sich für Emil Tischbein. Niemand will von den Sorgen und Freuden genug zu tun. Und wenn man sagt: 'Das tut mir aber wirklich leid', so meint man meistens gar nichts weiter als: 'Mensch, lass mich bloß in Ruhe!'

Was würde warden? Emil schlukte schwer. Und er fühlte sich sehr, sehr allein.”
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