Emily the Strange: Dark Times

Emily the Strange: Dark Times

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by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, Buzz Parker
     
 

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Emily's uniquely strange homeschool syllabus includes . . .

1. Time Travel 101
2. Advanced Spy Photography
3. Bonnet Basics
4. Great-Aunts Through the Ages
5. Intro to Germ Theory
6. Care and Feeding of ’Squito Fish
7. Fundamentals of Black Rock
8. Spiderweb Embroidery
9. Historical & Contemporary Felines
10. Pop Quizzes
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Overview

Emily's uniquely strange homeschool syllabus includes . . .

1. Time Travel 101
2. Advanced Spy Photography
3. Bonnet Basics
4. Great-Aunts Through the Ages
5. Intro to Germ Theory
6. Care and Feeding of ’Squito Fish
7. Fundamentals of Black Rock
8. Spiderweb Embroidery
9. Historical & Contemporary Felines
10. Pop Quizzes
11. Foodstuffs of the 1790s
12. Thwarting Ancestral Enemies
13. Techniques in Parallel Universe Management

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“The book dresses up teen-identity issues in midnight-black humor and piles on so much persistent weirdness that oddball outsiders, goths in training, and other subversive types will find themselves positively smirking with glee.”—
VOYA - Lucy Schall
Quirky and witty Emily time-travels to the 1790s to save her thirteen-year-old Dark Aunt Lilly and renew her own supply of dark elixir. Jakey, who works for Emily's ancestral enemy, Attikol, reveals an ancient diary which records Lilly's death from a white fever epidemic, even though she is a healer. Emily suspects Boris instead, the 1790s version of Attikol. To free Lilly from Boris, Emily first frees her from her corset, her inhibitions, and her mother's opinions. Caleb, Jakey's parallel, then uses Lilly's dying cat to motivate Lilly to produce dark elixir, the evidence of her maturity and power. Emily outsmarts Boris with fake funerals for herself and Lilly, but learns that each Dark Girl, including Emily, must generate her own dark elixir (or magic). This delightful new addition to the series questions whether time really changes anything. Like most of us, Emily is tied to both good and evil through her ancestors. The white fever epidemic is stopped because Emily uses the magic of another family that the general population and conventional wisdom might ignore. Emily helps Lilly overcome the restrictions of her time, but may have to confront the personal procrastination allowed by the freedom of her own time. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Emily's adventures maintain the series' popularity and present an interesting choice for a mother/daughter reading group. Reviewer: Lucy Schall

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061452376
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Series:
Emily the Strange Series
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
523,965
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and T-shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. He lives in the Bay Area.

Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and T-shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. He lives in the Bay Area.

A former high school English teacher, Jessica Gruner owns a clothing boutique in San Francisco. She lives in the Bay Area.

Buzz Parker endlessly illustrates Emily the Strange comic books and books. He lives in Arcata, California.

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Emily the Strange: Dark Times 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
EmilyStrange More than 1 year ago
To anonymous (2 stars, feb. 20), i think you are wrong, but anyway dont use this as what you think of when you think of emily. For some reason, her strangeness doesnt shine as much in this book as in the others and comics. Also, the only normal thing about emily is her desire to be different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of relation to being the odd one out & stuff U know what im sayin? If U wanna answer me text to randomperson. Thanx ; ) : D :o <3
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Emily is NOT normal. I like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HIGH FIVE!!!!!!!!! :D spellcheckers unite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book on a plane and it is brilliant! Go Fingerpainting class!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually like the first better but this is my second favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book
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Ingrid Fuentes More than 1 year ago
fantastic,one of the best books I read many times
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Taylor Congdon More than 1 year ago
awesome
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I think this is the third at least as far as i know srry :)_)
mai faye More than 1 year ago
Probably the most original and fun series youll ever read