Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kästner

This is about a boy who goes to Berlin on a train. He falls asleep and something dreadful happens. His money gets stolen. With the help of friends in the city, he must try and find the thief before it is too late

“This book is an amazing mystery ; I was gripped right by the start by Emil’s story. It is an exciting adventure through Berlin, where Erich Kästner describes what it is like for such a poor boy to get his money stolen. Luckily, Emil’s friends are always close by.”

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne

This breathtaking adventure novel is about Professor Otto Lidenbrock as he tries to journey into the centre of the earth with his young nephew (the narrator). But they will face grave dangers. Will they make it to the centre of the Earth? Or more importantly, will they make it back up?

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The little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

There was once an aviator whose plane had to land in the desert due to a problem in the motor. When he wakes up, he finds a little boy who has come from a tiny star. He owns three volcanoes and an unique rose with only four thorns to defend herself. Together they go explore the bizarre world of grown-ups and their ‘serious things’.

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