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The moving story of a helpful octopus
Published by Diogenes as Emil
Original Title: Emile. The moving story of a helpful octopus

The beloved children’s book telling the moving story of a helpful octopus, now in a beautiful revised edition.

The enchanting story of the courageous and friendly octopus Emile, who bravely helps himself and others, humans included. Tomi Ungerer’s charming illustrations not only accompany the story, but open up entirely new worlds.

Children's books
20 × 27 cm
48 pages


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»Tomi Ungerer's humour is tender and easy, and Emile a matchless leading character. An octopus is a natural clown – who would have thought of it before?«

Barbara Bader / American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to The Beast Within