Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree (Hardcover)

By Lauren Tarshis

Dial, 9780803731646, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/15/2008)
Paperback (5/13/2010)
Compact Disc (3/13/2007)
Hardcover (5/14/2009)
Prebound (6/1/2008)
Hardcover (6/1/2008)
Compact Disc (5/12/2009)
Prebound (5/13/2010)

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Emma-Jean Lazarus is a lovable oddball who thinks she can use logic to solve the "messy" everyday problems of her seventh-grade peers. It's easy--she 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 she's no longer the person standing on the outside of all social interactions. But perhaps that's 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 it's like to connect with kids her own age.

Praise For Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

“Captivating.”—Kirkus Reviews