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Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Treeby Lauren Tarshis
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From a debut author comes a heart-warming novel about a unique girl and her seventhgrade experiences.
Emma-Jean Lazarus is the smartest and strangest girl at William Gladstone Middle School. Her classmates don?t understand her, but that?s okay because Emma-Jean doesn?t quite get them either. But one afternoon, all that changes when she sees Colleen Pomerantz crying in the girl?s room. It is through Colleen that Emma-Jean gets a glimpse into what it is really like to be a seventh grader. And what she finds will send her tumbling out of a tree and questioning why she ever got involved in the first place.
Emma-Jean Lazarus is a lovable oddball who thinks she can use logic to solve the messy everyday problems of her seventh-grade peers. Its easyshe just follows the example of her late father, a brilliant mathematician. Of course, the more Emma-Jean gets involved, the messier her own life gets. Suddenly shes no longer the person standing on the outside of all social interactions. But perhaps thats a good thing?
If you took "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" and "Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World" and put them in a middle-grade blender, you would have the book "Emma- Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree." Quirky, honest, and written by first-time author Lauren Tarshis, this is a tender story about what happens when a girl who has long stood in the social shadows gets a taste of what its like to connect with kids her own age.
Quirky, honest, and written by a first-time author, this tender story telle what happens when a girl who has long stood in the social shadows gets a taste of what it's like to connect with kids her own age.
The unforgettable Emma-Jean from the award-winning "Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree" is back and experiencing something new and unsettling, but not entirely unpleasant. It's a fluttering in her heart for Will.
Acclaimed author Linda Urban captures the sweet humor and tenderness of finding one's voice and making a friend, even when that seems impossible.
“Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing.” Fifth-grader Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice before school starts. As his apprentice, shell have important work to do during lunch and recess . . . work that will keep her safely away from other fifth-graders. But when Matties plans come crashing down, she ends up with a friend who is hound dog true.
About the Author
Lauren Tarshis lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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