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Emma and the blue genie
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, author.
Uniform Title:
Emma und der Blaue Dschinn. English
Publication Information:
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (60 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.
General Note:
Title from web page.

Compact disc.

Duration: 1:00:00.

"Originally published as Emma und der Blaue Dschinn by Cecilie Dressler Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany in 2002."
Reading Level:

770 Lexile.
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Format :
Audiobook on CD


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The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings her signature imagination, adventure, and humor to a magical full-color chapter book for young readers

One night, Emma finds a mysterious green bottle floating in the ocean. When she pulls out the stopper, she sets a blue genie free Most genies grant three wishes, but Karim can't grant even one anymore. A yellow genie stole his magic nose ring, leaving him small, powerless, and trapped in that bottle. Emma and her noodle-tailed dog have to help Karim get his nose ring--and his magic--back

Author Notes

Author Cornelia Maria Funke was born in Dorsten, Germany on December 10, 1958. After graduating from the University of Hamburg, she worked as a social worker for three years. After completing a course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, she worked as a children's book illustrator and designed board games.

Her desire to draw magical worlds and her disappointment over the way some stories were written inspired her to write her own children's books. Her book, The Thief Lord, won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for the best translated children's book of the year and the Book Sense Book of the Year Award. She has also received the Book Sense Children's Literature Award for Inkheart and Inkspell.

Funke has written numerous books including Dragon Rider, When Santa Fell to Earth, Igraine The Brave, Reckless, Saving Mississippi, Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath, Igraine the Brave, and The Princess Knight. Inkheart was adapted into a film. Cornelia Funke was voted into the Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2005.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

After Emma and her dog, Tristan, retrieve a bottle from the sea, Emma pulls out the stopper and releases Karim, a small blue genie. Weeping, he explains that he cannot grant wishes because he was diminished in size and in magic when his nose ring was stolen by Sahim, a despicable yellow genie. Stepping onto Karim's flying carpet, Emma and Tristan join the quest to retrieve his ring, only to be captured by Sahim. To rescue his new friends, Karim must confront his nemesis. Moments of mild humor lighten the mood in this fast-paced adventure story for younger readers. The portrayal of Emma as a down-to-earth child makes her a likable heroine in both the lively text and the expressive mixed-media illustrations, which brighten every double-page spread. First published in Germany 12 years ago, this English translation offers a colorful, gentle fantasy with wide appeal. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Funke's fan base has a broad age range, and kids who have seen their older siblings read the New York Times best-selling Inkheart series will flock to this.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Funke (the Inkheart trilogy) spins her fictional magic in this witty novel, written in 2002 and newly translated by Latsch, starring an eight-year-old girl with four pesky brothers. At night, Emma and her dog Tristan escape to the chilly beach, where "the moon poured a silver highway onto the water," at the end of which she envisions a warm land with camels and palm trees. One evening, she finds a bottle containing Karim, a despondent blue genie who has been left "as small as a desert hedgehog and as weak as a nosebug" ever since an evil yellow genie stole his enchanted nose ring. Emma and Tristan accompany Karim back to his home turf-the land of her dreams-on his flying carpet. In a swift-moving sequence of events, the villainous genie kidnaps and cages Emma and Tristan before they and Karim collude to defeat him. Funke's visual descriptions and playful dialogue lift this above standard good-versus-evil fantasy fare, while Meyer's full-color spot illustrations underpin the text's humor. Ages 7-10. Author's agent: Jenny Savill, Andrew Nurnberg Associates. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Eight-year-old Emma and her pup Tristan wander out to the beach one night to sit and dream of faraway lands. What this girl and her "noodle-tailed dog" don't expect is for her wishes to be answered by a glowing bottle bobbing along in the waves. When she opens the bottle, she frees a blue genie named Karim who was imprisoned by a wicked yellow genie and thrown into the sea. Though Karim was deprived of most of his powers, he is determined to journey back to his master, the caliph of Barakash. Emma and Tristan yearn to have an adventure of their own, and so they join their blue friend in a magical journey to a land straight out of a desert fairy tale. While the tropes of this story will doubtless be familiar, the author's love of spirited heroines and skilled hand at prose make this a pleasure to read and share. Full-color illustrations, many full page, bring the characters to life and make this a great pick for younger readers just getting into longer chapter books. A fun fantasy romp.-Stephanie Whelan, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.