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Emil and the Detectives RAL

Emil and the Detectives Readalong April 2016 - Original

It’s here, time for discussion of our thoughts on Erich Kästner’s Emil and the Detectives! Leave links to your posts in the comments, or feel free to discuss below.

If you’ve never read Emil and the Detectives before, was there anything that surprised you? How does it compare to other children’s mystery-adventure stories you’ve read?

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4 thoughts on “Emil and the Detectives RAL

  1. Just finished reading and will post this afternoon. It felt a bit ‘happily-ever-after’ and yet, that’s okay! As I read about this group of children ‘detectives’ I was reminded of The Little Rascals TV show! 🙂

    1. That’s true, It does feel a bit “happily-ever-after.” I hadn’t thought of that, but then many of the stories I’ve been reading lately have been a bit that way. Of course, I always like a happy ending in a children’s tale.

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