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This review is from: Emil and the Detectives (Puffin Story Books) (Paperback)
Emil Tischbein and his mother aren't exactly well off. She works as a hairdresser and saves pennies to send to her mother in Berlin. She sends Emil off to stay with his grandma in the holidays, taking the money in his inside pocket. But on the train, someone picks his pocket. Emil jumps off at the Tiergarten to follow the thief and fortunately falls in with a gang of lads who instantly decide they'll become detectives and foil the thief's dastardly plans. Now read on! It gives a detailed picture of prewar Berlin and the children are real-life kids.