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Emily the strange
Cosmic Debris.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Emily may be odd, but she always gets even!Meet Emily, the peculiar soul with long black hair, a wit of fire, and a posse of slightly sinister black cats. Famous for her barbed commentary and independent spirit, this rebel-child in black has spawned an Internet and merchandising phenomenon (Emily's Web site gets 35,000 hits per month!). Emily the Strange, her first book, captures the quintessential Emily, featuring her most beloved quips and a host of new ones. Anarchist, heroine, survivor, this little girl with a big personality appeals to the odd child in us all.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. In this graphic novel, Emily, a brooding girl in black with a posse of sinister cats, takes on the issue of boredom. Six short interludes depict her tackling tedium in venues such as the school lunchroom, where she spices things up with Strange Sauce, and in the graveyard with her friends. The fun doesn't stop there, as between vignettes Emily gives readers helpful hints on curing boredom at home, including Thirteen Uses for Wire Hangers. The surface packaging seems targeted to a young crowd, but Emily's sharp, flippant humor will be best appreciated by older teens. With artwork in stark black, white, and red, and written in almost stream-of-consciousness style, this comic will appeal to the angst-ridden outsider in many teens. Librarians will want to deep-six the book's two pages of stickers. --Tina Coleman Copyright 2005 Booklist