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Emil and the detectives - Erich Kästner - first Hebrew edition

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Emil and the Detectives, a children's story by Erich Kästner, first Hebrew edition translated by Alter Ili (Indman), edited by A. Shlonsky, published by Yezrael, Tel Aviv 1935.

The children's book Emil and the Detectives (German: Emil und die Detektive) by Erich Kästner was first published in 1929, and illustrated by Walter Trier. The plot takes place in Berlin and describes the thrilling events of a gang of children who succeed in catching the thief who stole 140 marks from Emil. The book became a sweeping success after its publication and was translated into dozens of languages, including Hebrew in the edition before us. (Later in the 1990s the book was translated again into Hebrew by Uriel Ofek and Michael Dek). After the book burning events of 1933, this was the only book by Kästner that was not condemned to burning by the Nazis and was not placed on the list of "forbidden books". However, in 1936, it too was added to the "black list" of books whose reading, sale or teaching was forbidden.

184 p. Good - Very good condition.

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