Emily and the Spellstone (Hardcover)

By Michael Rubens

Clarion Books, 9780544790865, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Emily picks up a stone that looks like a cell phone but has unexpected magical powers. It's a Spellstone! Now that she has become an unwilling Stonemaster—one who wields the power of the Stone—she has to figure out Spellstone technology fast if she is to survive a hair-raising adventure among giant dogs, demons, clones, mean girls, and deeply wicked people who want the Stone. A witty tale of a quiet girl who discovers she's a hero when she needs to be. Stonemasters rule!


About the Author

Michael Rubens is a producer and correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition to The Bad Decisions Playlist he has published two novels: The Sheriff of Yrnameer (Pantheon), and Sons of the 613 (Clarion). His fourth novel is slated for publication in June of 2017. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, HuffPost Comedy and Salon. He was previously a producer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and was for a very brief period the world’s least effective bouncer. Visit him online at www.michaelrubens.com and on Twitter @michaelsrubens.


Praise For Emily and the Spellstone

“Funny, fantastic, and adventurous.” —Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

"
 An outlandish take on the traditional genie-in-the-lamp tale, this humorous fantasy will appeal to middle graders and young teens." —SLJ

"...the quick pacing, playful narration, and high stakes are plenty to keep reluctant readers and young fantasy fans engaged." —Booklist

"Rubens, a veteran writer and producer of late-night comedy, revels in parody, wordplay, and spoofy send-ups of Harry Potter-ish antics, with flecks of Lemony Snicket for good measure. He shows great affection for librarians, annoying siblings, things that kids intuitively know, and dogs, doggs and dogggs... Abrakadonculous! Especially good fun for a rainy afternoon or a not-too-groggy sick day."—Kirkus