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Emil and the Great Escape

Before there was Horrid Henry, there was Emil - the most mischievous child for miles!

Astrid Lindgren and Illustrator Tony Ross

Suitable for:  Girls and boys of 6-8. Fans of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books as well as series such as 'Horrid Henry', 'Rainbow Fairies', 'My Naughty Little Sister' and 'Meet Just William'.

Price:  £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-272720-6
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Paperback: 96 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Whether he's running his little sister up a flagpole, or trying to escape after getting locked in a shed, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes.

A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

This page was last updated on 17 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child and it was wonderful to discover the hilarious and original adventures of Emil, a little boy who gets his head stuck in soup tureens and hoists his sister up a flagpole. Irresistible. - Francesca Simon, author of Horrid Henry
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