Emily the Strange: Dark Times

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Emily's uniquely strange ...

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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“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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061452376
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Series: Emily the Strange Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 426,755
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Good but first is better

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    EMILY!

    READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! I can't wait to read book #3!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Oh.

    Emily is NOT normal.

    I like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    To the person thats on top of the other guy

    HIGH FIVE!!!!!!!!! :D spellcheckers unite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Yay!

    I read this book on a plane and it is brilliant! Go Fingerpainting class!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    To person bellow me aka me

    I actually like the first better but this is my second favorite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Yes

    This is the third book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    i think so

    I think this is the third at least as far as i know
    srry :)_)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    To the guy below me

    *you're.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    To i don't want to be a h8er

    Your a hipster!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    ??????

    Is this the 3rd i need to know someone please reply

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    This is not typical

    Probably the most original and fun series youll ever read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    ello mate

    hi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    I dont mean to be a h8r, but

    I think its too mainstream. A typical story plot: almost average girl. With some kind of problem that she gets through. I know thats the case with most teen fiction books, but. I think the author could've been a little more creative.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    emily

    fantastic,one of the best books I read many times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2010

    awesome

    awesome

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    Posted July 11, 2011

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