Super Emma

Super Emma

By Sally Warner; Jamie Harper (Illustrator)

Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670061402, 90pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2006

Emma McGraw may be a bit shy, but when someone's being teased, she's the first one to defend them. So when Jared Mathews keeps picking on Ellray Jakes, Emma can't hold back. "Quit it, you big bully," she yells. But the results aren't exactly what she hoped for. Ellray is embarrassed to be rescued by a girl, kids are calling her "Super Emma," and now Jared is picking on her He's even threatening to "trash her" whatever that means. Who's going to get poor Emma out of this fix? Her mother? Her teacher? Or maybe Emma will have to live up to her new name, after all.

"A natural for fans of the Amber Brown and Judy Moody books." " Booklist, " review for Only Emma.

About the Author
Sally Warner ( has published more than twenty novels for young readers, including the Emma and EllRay Jakes series. She lives in Altadena, California with her husband and their not-so-miniature dachshund, Rocky.

JAMIE HARPER is the author-illustrator of ME TOO! and DON'T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? Of MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, she says, "I like that this book is a blend of fiction and nonfiction, and that Miss Mingo is a funky, fun, contemporary teacher who just loves learning new things."

Praise For Super Emma

"Delightful first person narrative….Emma is a character complicated enough to question herself, make mistakes and triumph in the end." —Kirkus Reviews