BEHIND THE STORY- Emil and the Detectives
The story has a subchapter, and there it describes the city, all the children. Characters are in it then introduced. This is one realistic novel published on 1928. It’s written for children, but it can be about adults too, because it’s about hard work, generosity, honesty and right and wrong.
STORYLINE- Emil and the Detectives
Emil is the best student in his class. Neustadt in Germany is his home town. He didn’t have a father from 5 years of age, and he was only with his mom. As a hairdresser, she earned a decent pay.
Emil loved adventures. During a break, Emil is sent to be at his aunt’s house. His mother advices him that he needs to be careful about the money. Emil boards the train and then adventure begins. Emil then goes to bathroom and hides money in his coat.
He falls asleep, and he loses the money and the man in the train with him also disappears. He then sees him through the window, and he begins to follow him. When he was following the man, he encounters a boy- Gustav. Gustav then decides to help. Gustav and his friends help Emil to find the money.
They follow the man to a hotel, and then they find out the man woke up at 8. The kids, about 100 of them surround the hotel area so the man can’t escape. They follow him through the town, and then he goes into a bank.
Police came, so Emil tells them everything. Emil ends up in the newspapers, and a man is a criminal. Emil buys his mother a blow dryer and a coat. She comes to Berlin, there is a celebration for them prepared.
MAIN CHARACTERS – Emil and the Detectives
Emil Tischbein : He is the main character in the novel. Emil has more than 10 years. He lives together with his mother in Germany ( Neustadt). Emil is helping her,as much as he can. He is the best student, bold, sensitive.
Emil’s mother: She sacrificed a lot for Emil, she is caring and diligent.
Gustav: Boy in love with adventures. He lives in a city.
Pony : Emil’s cousin, she is younger than him. She lives in Berlin and drives her bike all the time.
BIOGRAPHY OF Erich Kastner
Kastner is born in Dresden (1899). He is the best children’s author of his time. He studied Roman and German languages, and has a master on philosophy. Writer in heart, he wrote many more scripts, poems and novels. This is his most famous book. Kastner wrote this book when he was 29. The author died in 1947.