When Mrs. Tischbein put her son Emil on the train to visit his relatives in Berlin, she had no idea what kind of amazing adventures he would have. (If she had known, she d never had let him go!) When Emil boards the train for Berlin, his money is safe in his pocket. But when he arrives, the money is gone! Emil knows who stole it. It was the man on the train the man in the bowler hat. How can he face his grandmother without the money He must catch the thief. Emil needs help. But he didn t count on the help he gets from a hundred boy detectives. That s just the start of this tale a marvelous money-retrieving adventure!
This lavish new edition of one of the true classics of children s literature, newly translated by W. Martin and with a wonderful new introduction by the peerless Maurice Sendak, will be an immediately timeless addition to any child s library.