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Emily the Strange: The Lost Days (Emily the Strange)

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ISBN13: 9780061452291
ISBN10: 0061452297
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Publisher Comments:

13 Elements you will find in the first Emily the Strange novel:

1. Mystery

2. A beautiful golem

3. Souped-up slingshots

4. Four black cats

5. Amnesia

6. Calamity Poker

7. Angry ponies

8. A shady truant officer

9. Top-13 lists

10. A sandstorm generator

11. Doppelgängers

12. A secret mission

13. Earwigs

Emily the Strange: 13 years old. Able to leap tall buildings, probably, if she felt like it. More likely to be napping with her four black cats; or cobbling together a particle accelerator out of lint, lentils, and safety pins; or rocking out on drums/ guitar/saxophone/zither; or painting a swirling feral sewer mural; or forcing someone to say "swirling feral sewer mural" 13 times fast . . . and pointing and laughing.

Review:

"Merchandising icon Emily the Strange — no stranger to T-shirts, accessories and Hot Topic stores — becomes much more three-dimensional in this novel from creator Reger and coauthor Gruner (the pair has also written Emily comic books). Designed to look like Emily's ever-present notebook, the book opens as the 13-year-old finds herself in the very beige town of Blackrock, with no memories of who she is, how she got there or if she has any family ('Got myself so worked up into fake-missing people who might not even exist that I even cried a little fake tear'). She gleans clues to her identity (such as an affinity for fixing machines) and gets caught up in a power struggle over control of the town, before discovering her connection to Blackrock (with some missteps and memory-related restarts along the way). Emily's diary-style narrative includes plenty of lists and her verbal quirks ('Flathering bogyarks') are amusing. But it's her sarcastic, nerdy individualism — with a hint of buried sweetness — that will make readers want to spend more time with her. Ages 12 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With her trademark black hair, black eyes, and black attitude, 13-year-old Emily the Strange is a global fashion icon who makes her literary debut in this collectible volume featuring a quirky story and black-and-red graphics.

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About the Author

Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and tee shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. A thoroughly modern Renaissance man, Rob holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Printing, contributes to the art and the writing of the Emily books, is the efficient and effective President of Cosmic Debris (the company that is home to Emily the Strange), plays rock guitar, and is a superlative skateboarder. Born in 1969, Rob makes his home in the Bay Area.

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halofriendly, March 8, 2009 (view all comments by halofriendly)
I think, with just this book, I am now officially considering myself a fan of Emily the Strange and must now find more of these books to acquaint myself with her.

Funny, quirky, and thoroughly enjoyable....I loved the premise of her having amnesia and not knowing where she is or how she got there, but for some reason, it never really bothers her all that much.

Setting the book up as her diary, along with Polaroids she takes of her surroundings and drawings of the cats who live with her in her lean-to add to the quality and fun of the story. Like I wrote, I've never read any Emily the Strange before this, but this has certainly piqued my interest in them. I guess this title comes out in June '09, so I'll have to wait awhile before I can buy it for a few friends of mine who, I think, will enjoy it also.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061452291
Author:
Reger, Rob
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Rob Reger
Author:
Parker, Buzz
Author:
Gruner, Jessica
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Emily the Strange
Publication Date:
20090602
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
7.70x6.20x.90 in. 1.20 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 264 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061452291 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Merchandising icon Emily the Strange — no stranger to T-shirts, accessories and Hot Topic stores — becomes much more three-dimensional in this novel from creator Reger and coauthor Gruner (the pair has also written Emily comic books). Designed to look like Emily's ever-present notebook, the book opens as the 13-year-old finds herself in the very beige town of Blackrock, with no memories of who she is, how she got there or if she has any family ('Got myself so worked up into fake-missing people who might not even exist that I even cried a little fake tear'). She gleans clues to her identity (such as an affinity for fixing machines) and gets caught up in a power struggle over control of the town, before discovering her connection to Blackrock (with some missteps and memory-related restarts along the way). Emily's diary-style narrative includes plenty of lists and her verbal quirks ('Flathering bogyarks') are amusing. But it's her sarcastic, nerdy individualism — with a hint of buried sweetness — that will make readers want to spend more time with her. Ages 12 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , With her trademark black hair, black eyes, and black attitude, 13-year-old Emily the Strange is a global fashion icon who makes her literary debut in this collectible volume featuring a quirky story and black-and-red graphics.
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