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Lisa and Lottie (An Avon Camelot Book) Paperback – July, 1990


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Text: English, Persian (translation)

About the Author

Erich Kästner (1899–1974) was a German author and was well known for his poetry and prose. He received wide acclaim for his much-loved book for children, Emil and the Detectives, as well as Lisa and Lottie.
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Product Details

  • Series: An Avon Camelot Book
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038057117X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380571178
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reading level is grade level 4 to 6.
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I read this book as a ten-year old and it stuck with me for what has been the next seventeen years.
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His books are the perfect books for children.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Cooper on March 28, 2003
Format: Library Binding
I first discovered this book whilst searching for novels to serial-read to my class (I am a primary school teacher.) Having seen the original 'Parent Trap' and read 'Emil' as a boy, I felt Lottie and Lisa would be good to try. With one exception (a class containing mostly angry, macho boys), all my classes have enjoyed it, even loved it. Most children have seen the Parent Trap (sadly, most never saw the Hayley Mills version), and they are intrigued by the comparison in plots and characterisation. The reference to Shirley Temple and the double standards of American censorship at the time leave them puzzled, as does the excitement at the prospect that, when the busload of new girls arrives at the holiday home, 'one of them might have a ball (to play with'). Explaining to them that this book was written shortly after WW2 when toys were in short supply in Germany, helps them understand.
WARNING: Any teacher reading this to a class of 8-12 year olds, be ready - Chapter 9 is an emotional minefield: I've noticed my voice getting shaky towards the end of it. Just letting you know.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Perkins on April 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
I read this book as a ten-year old and it stuck with me for what has been the next seventeen years. Warm, wonderful, very charming. The ORIGINAL, BEST and should have been the ONLY version of the Parent Trap. I wish I had known that this book would be largely forgotten, I would have held on to my copy to share with my own kids.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
After seeing a good movie based on a book, do you like to read the book? So do I! That's why I read Erich Kastner's novel, translated under the title of "Lisa and Lottie." Lisa lives with Daddy, who is an opera conductor in Vienna. Lottie lives with Mommy, who is employed by a periodical in Munich. When they meet, there is none of the feuding which we see in both of the Disney movies. (Kastner was imprisoned by the Nazis for his pacifist convictions. He might have disapproved.) The girls take a trip to town and have their picture taken. The photographer makes an extra copy and sends it to the periodical in Munich as a curiosity. At the end of the camp season, the girls make the switcheroo. They exchange messages by General Delivery until Lottie meets Cruella's counterpart. The shock renders Lottie bed-ridden, so Lisa stops receiving messages. About this time, the news is slow in Munich. The editor shows Mommy the photograph of the twins and asks her to write a caption. Mommy realizes the truth and presses Lisa for an explanation. Lisa says that they have been exchanging letters, but she hasn't received any in a while. Mommy correctly infers that Lottie is ill. So Mommy and Lisa take a trip to Vienna, and voila! The book is a short children's novel, and I was able to read it in three hours. It's not nearly the tear-jerker that the movie is, but it was nice and entertaining. Incidentally, didn't Annie and Hallie both say that their birthday was October 14? That must have been for a touch of authenticity!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 1999
Format: Library Binding
It's so amazing it took almost 12 yers for me to find out anything about Erich Kastner! I enjoyed his books as I was growing up in Japan and had been looking for English translated version for such long time... I don't really care for the movies much since they are so different from the book..well, it's too Disney-ish... But why in the world there aren't much of his works available in the U.S.??
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 2004
Format: Paperback
I read this book many, many years ago as I am 32 years old now, and havent forgot about! I have a daughter who is 10 years old, and cant wait to share it with her. This book has stuck with me for years!!! I would highly recommend this book to anyone!!! Such a great story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By willfam7@ix.netcom.com on February 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
This was my favorite book as a child (and avid fiction reader). I read it several times at different ages and was always fascinated with the concept of separated twins finding each other. Now I'm hoping to locate a copy in order to share the story and illustrations with my own children. It's delightful, with an "old world" quality to it that's different from Disney's "The Parent Trap".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
I've read this book in Elementary School. I used to have a copy of it. It somehow got misplaced. Since of the moving I have done. I've also tried looking at libraries to find it. I haven't found it at a library. I believe this book belongs on the Children's Classice Literature. It really deserves that recognition. Disney made three sequel to the orginal one. Also the remake. Since, the Original Film is a classic so should the book!
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