Friday, June 29, 2012


Strange.  That's the word that describes Emma-Jean Lazarus.  Good thing the dictionary defines strange as: extraordinary, remarkable, singular.  There is no one like Emma-Jean at William Gladstone Middle School.  Emma-Jean is logical and scientific, and would rather observe her fellow seventh graders than actually interact with them.  One day, though, Emma-Jean finds one of her classmates crying in the bathroom and her quiet, scientific, and ordered life is turned upsidedown as she tries to become the seventh grade problem solver.  Although she has good intentions, not everything goes to plan - especially when she finds herself falling out of a Magnolia Tree.

The first in a series of books, 5th - 8th graders will relate to Emma-Jean's life at school and home in Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis.

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