Friday, May 29, 2009

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

Emma-Jean is strange. She is undoubtedly the smartest girl in the seventh grade. She also thinks that every question or problem can be figured out logically. She finds herself in an unusual (for her) situation. A fellow student pours out her heart to Emma-Jean, who sets out to solve the problem logically. This sets a series of events in motion that spiral out of control. Fortunately, everyone learns something along the way.

Just remember: the dictionary says "strange" means extraordinary, remarkable and singular.

This is the first novel by Lauren Tarshis, the editor of Scholastic Storyworks magazine. If you click on the book title above, you can read about how Lauren became a writer.