Vol. 9 No. 5 - Emil and the Detectives

Vol. 9 No. 5 - Emil and the Detectives

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53rd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaestner. 9 articles in an 8.5 x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Emil and the Detectives, Erich Kaestner, Magazine & Nancy Young

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Vol. 9 No. 5 of The Storybook Home Journal

Emil and the Detectives


What's in this issue?

The Master Baker's House the Decorating article

Suggestions for turning the work and paraphernalia of baking into décor, and includes a description of Nancy's mother's apprenticeship in the home of a Swiss master baker.

A Market Bag the Hearth article

Presents a pattern by Elspeth Young for crocheting a traditional netzli, or string market bag. Includes a reminiscence of shopping with grandma.

A Dish You Love Best the Kitchen article

Recipes for two kinds of pasta auflauf, as well as a recipe for apple kuchen and apple torte. Paintings by Gustave Courbet and Georg Flegel appear among the illustrations.

Enough For Me the Music article

Presents sheet music for Neustadt, a traditional song adapted and arranged by Elspeth Young. Painting by Ashton Young.

Aunt Martha's Flowers the Garden article

Saturday cleaning in the Swiss world of Nancy's mother included not only sweeping, scrubbing, dusting, and waxing, but flowers. The article talks about flowers from the flower stand or florist, and how to get the most from them.

The Shopkeeper the Workshop article

Recalling a time when shopkeepers tended not only their shops, but their customers, this installment of The Workshops presents an idea for creating a wooden scoop. A painting by Georg Flegel appears among illustrations.

The Bike Years the Bookshelf article

A reminiscence in which boyhood is measured in terms of the bikes that were part of it. Contains a list of books by Erich Kastner.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Talks about crocheted shopping baskets, as well as traditional, personal shopping baskets. A detail from a painting by Friedrich Jentzen appears among the illustrations.

Bryhta's Childhood Home the Writer's Garret article

In the first letter in The White Pavilion series, Seymnore Wainscott describes The Cupola, the home of Leornian Feldham and Coca Tallownen.

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Though originally designed with Eric Kastner's thoroughly delightful  Emil and the Detectives in mind, Elspeth's unique pattern for a whimsical string market bag is also an excellent fit for the Alderman's "string bag" seen in Beatrix Potter's illustration from The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (pictured below right).

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Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner

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For action on the home front, few books match the wit and fun of Erich Kastner's, Emil and the Detectives. Published between World Wars, this witty tale of young boys tracking a thief won Kastner immediate and lasting fame in Germany, and eventual international fame as well.
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