Emma's Emu

Emma's Emu

by Kenneth Oppel, Kim LaFave, Kim La Fave
     
 

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Emma is contest crazy. The only problem is, she never wins anything. Then one day a huge crate arrives on her doorstep. This must be the best prize ever, thinks Emma. Breathless with excitement, she opens the crate to reveal - an emu!

What will Emma do with her remarkable new pet? And what on earth will her mother say?
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Overview

Emma is contest crazy. The only problem is, she never wins anything. Then one day a huge crate arrives on her doorstep. This must be the best prize ever, thinks Emma. Breathless with excitement, she opens the crate to reveal - an emu!

What will Emma do with her remarkable new pet? And what on earth will her mother say?

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From the Publisher

"Award-winning author, Kenneth Oppel has written a clever and funny story for beginning readers about Emma and her emu. . . The story is delightful and will appeal to beginning and reluctant readers."
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"[Kenneth] Oppel pens a zippy story full of surprising fun. It's aimed at a Grade 3-level reader and, while the language isn't complicated, it will be a bit of a challenge to some. [Kim] LaFave's line drawings add humour and are in keeping with Emma's free-spirited approach to life and emus."
- The Hamilton Spectator

"Kenneth Oppel has won numerous awards for his young-adult fantasy novels. With Emma's Emu he proves he has an equal talent for light-hearted comedy. Aimed at emerging readers just starting chapter books, Oppel's fast-paced prose will definitely whet their appetites for longer fiction.
Kim LaFave's hilarious black-ink sketches are a terrific match for Oppel's fine story. Highly recommended."
- Canadian Book Review Annual

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550415247
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
07/30/1999
Series:
First Flight Books Level Four
Edition description:
Level Four Reader
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kim LaFave:
Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben, We'll All Go series and the early readers Emma's Emu, Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat!. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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