HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061452352, 226pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
Emily's uniquely strange homeschool syllabus includes:
1. Time Travel 101
2. Advanced Spy Photography
3. Bonnet Basics
4. Great Aunts Through the Ages
5. Intro to Germ Theory
6. Care and Feeding of 'Squito Fish
7. Fundamentals of Black Rock
8. Spiderweb Embroidery
9. Historical & Contemporary Felines
10. Pop Quizzes
11. Foodstuffs of the 1780s
12. Thwarting Ancestral Enemies
13. Techniques in Parallel
A former high school English teacher, Jessica Gruner owns a clothing boutique in San Francisco. She lives in the Bay Area.
Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and T-shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. He lives in the Bay Area.
“A highly enjoyable read that will appeal to both readers new to the series and Emily fans alike.”—
-School Library Journal
“There’s no doubting the lighthearted but darkly hued creativity on display. Pure black gold.”—
“The book dresses up teen-identity issues in midnight-black humor and piles on so much persistent weirdness that oddball outsiders, goths in training, and other subversive types will find themselves positively smirking with glee.”—
“[Emily’s] sarcastic, nerdy individualism—with a hint of buried sweetness—will make readers want to spend more time with her.”