Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner, Walter Trier, J.D. Stahl, Maurice Sendak Just wanted to say a few words in favor of the new translation -- I thought it was great, actually -- much more colloquial and fluid, and I didn't at all mind the "americanization" of the proper names. I also thought that the translator's note, and the intro by [a:Maurice Sendak|4489|Maurice Sendak|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1201028880p2/4489.jpg]were really nice touches.This was one of my favorites when I was a child, and I'm glad I revisited it. I think modern children would like it, too!