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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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:
584,067
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 Years

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