• "This is a well-presented edition of a real classic, and I hope it helps it find the new audience it deserves"

    The Bookbag
  • "Both boys - me in 1955, my son in 1996 - seemed to be drawn into this story in some way beyond the usual...The main pleasure of the book is in the way in which it plays to the fantasy of omnipotence in a child: that a team of kids could really organise themselves into a team of detectives and catch a thief"

    Michael Rosen, Guardian
  • "A great political story: democracy in action"

    Philip Pullman, Ten books every Year 7 child should read
  • "The perfect introduction to the world of fictional crime detection"

  • "Emil is a wonder... the book had, and still has, the effect of making me feel part of Emil's little gang of boys... Emil and the Detectives is a little masterpiece... Read it and you will be happy"

    Maurice Sendak