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Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Contributor(s): Tarshis, Lauren (Author)

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ISBN: 0142411507     ISBN-13: 9780142411506
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2008
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Annotation: 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.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-UP
Grade Level: 5-UP
Lexile Measure: 830(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.59" H x 5.15" W x 7.72" (0.38 lbs) 199 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award, Nominee, Children's, 2011
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 113689
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
 
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