Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters

Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters

by Christa Avampato

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Awards:•2017 Nautilus Book Award for Young Adult Fiction (Silver)•2018 Reader's Favorite Gold Medal for Young Adult Adventure genre•2018 Wind Dancer Films Winner•2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Award Finalist•2020 TopShelf Magazine Award NomineeReviews:"A suspenseful fantasy that delivers a richly layered, thought-provoking plot infused with messages about self-realization and the significance of imagination and creativity. The multilayered plot and vivid prose amply illustrate the tale's key themes: the importance of human imagination, the arts, and invention as well as the value in finding and sharing one's light." --Kirkus Reviews; Selected as one of only 35 indie review for their April magazine issue "The Woman Issue", stories by and about powerful women. READERS' FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW - "A big, imaginative, and beautiful coming of age tale that begs for a sequel. Able to win my heart from the very beginning with a powerful hook. A fascinating story deftly told, a tale of courage and a gritty investigation. A radiant adventure that is captivating and mystifying. The young heroine is brilliant and inspiring, curious and bold, strong and vulnerable, loving and powerful. A story that will enthrall both young adult readers and adults with powerful themes seamlessly woven into its fabric. It is all go, all the way through. A masterpiece. This story pulled me in deep, and there was no letting go until the last page. I hope that this is the first of many." Synopsis:Thirteen-year-old Emerson Page wants to know what happened to her mother, Nora, a world-renowned anthropologist well-known for her research on ancient cultures and languages. Five years ago, Nora was found on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "We've never seen anything like it," said the NYPD. "It's as if she just fell asleep on the steps of the museum and never woke up." Eventually, the police gave up their search for answers. But Emerson didn't. Her journey to discover the answers about her mother's mysterious death takes her deep below the streets of New York City on a dangerous adventure into a magical world of books. There, she learns the stunning truth about her mother and her own destiny to continue her mother's legacy. Time is running out. An alarming threat looms large and too close to home. With the very existence of human imagination at stake, can Emerson find the strength to fulfill her mother's final wish before it's too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947486003
Publisher: Possibilities Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/24/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Christa Avampato was born on a retired apple farm in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued her passion for theater by managing Broadway shows and national theater tours.

After getting her MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, she spent five years in corporate America and then started her own boutique consulting practice to work with education-based nonprofits and startups. During that time, she grew her writing career as a freelancer for publications like The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Royal Media Partners publications.

She has been an invited speaker on the power of the imagination at SXSW, Games for Change, New York University, and Columbia University. She has also been a volunteer middle school and high school teacher for New York City public schools through Junior Achievement and a creative writing workshop facilitator for 826DC.org.

Through it all, yoga has kept her sane, her rescue pup, Phineas, has kept her company, and her home in New York City has kept her inspired.

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