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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Tarshis Narrator: Mamie Gummer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Emma-Jean Lazarus Series Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780739355688
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Emma-Jean Lazarus is the smartest–and definitely the strangest–girl at William Gladstone Middle School. Her fellow seventh graders don’t understand her. But that’s okay, since Emma-Jean doesn’t understand them either. Emma-Jean has always considered it prudent to keep her distance, to observe from afar. Until one afternoon, when she walks into the girls’ room and discovers Colleen Pomerantz sobbing at the sink.
Colleen is one of those girls who cares a lot! About everything! And now the meanest girl in school is trying to steal her best friend, and the only one who seems to care is Emma-Jean Lazarus.
So our story begins, in the girls’ room, as two very different girls begin a journey that is sure to send one of them tumbling out of a tree . . . Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/25/2014

    " Emma-Jean, a 7th grader always trying to fix things, realizes that not all things can be fixed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/20/2014

    " What a lovely book. Marvelous characters, terrific writing, story that's quirky, but not too quirky--believeably, endearingly quirky. A quick pleasant read that will stay with me. I want to hang out with this book and be its friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 1/15/2014

    " This is a very sweet book about a girl who is a little different and she likes it that way. She is confident, intelligent and kind. She is an observer, and her observations of her 7th grade peers are non-judgmental. But when she tries to help Colleen with a problem regarding the typical mean girl in her school, things get a little out of hand. Emma-Jean falls out of a tree both literally and figuratively. And that fall changes everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/14/2014

    " This is a quick read. Emma Jean is a cross between an older Junie B. Jones and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory! That should be enough to want to meet her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/12/2014

    " Emma-Jean bears some striking similarities to Harriet the Spy, namely her inability to read/relate to people's emotions and her obsessive organizational habits. I liked Emma-Jean much better than Harriet, though, because she actually cares about helping people and wants to see them happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 1/2/2014

    " 2009 Beehive nominee. Emma-Jean reminds me of Kira. A young girl whose only friends are her family and her parent's friends. Her beloved father dies. This is the story of her reaching out to the kids at school who she had only watched from afar. Made me cry. Sarah Diner like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 1/2/2014

    " Very unique story but very girly cover... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/30/2013

    " I love Emma Jean Lazarus, she is one of the most endearing, wonderful characters I have ever met in a book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danie | 12/26/2013

    " It was charming and a book to read if you have spare time. I had a hard time getting into it, and the very surprising twist that eventually creates an interesting ending depending on your taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 12/12/2013

    " I have to agree with Susan. This was a terrific book. Thanks for letting everyone know about it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/4/2013

    " What a delightful book! This enjoyable tale about an unusual 7th grade girl who sees the world with unrealistic, yet all too realistic eyes brings a light on the middle school world, an evaluation of one's self & the world around you. Emma-Jean is a truly splendid character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/15/2013

    " I thought that even though this book had main characters who were seventh graders, the plot was a little young for that age group. I would more recommend it for fourth or fifth graders. Good overall read with a good moral message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 6/21/2013

    " A very sweet little book. I think main character Emma-Jean has Aspergers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Coulter | 5/31/2013

    " It was adorable. I loved how Emma-Jean never ceased in being herself and the scene with the quilt towards the end made me blubber like a baby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/28/2013

    " I LOVED this book! Fantastic story telling and I want to be friends with Emma-Jean. I can't wait to pass this one on to several young readers in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 1/3/2013

    " It was an awesome book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/3/2013

    " What a delightful book! I hated junior high, but this book gives me hope that my girls will survive and even enjoy those delicate years. I will definitely keep this book in mind as a recommendation for my girls when they hit sixth or seventh grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen B. | 12/18/2012

    " I loved the voice of Emma Jean Lazarus. This book was so well done--funny with emotional depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/16/2012

    " If there was a half I would give this a four and a half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria Caplin | 6/17/2012

    " Just finished this because I had heard so much about from friends. It was ok for me - I was curious to know how she was going to solve everyone's problems. Not sure if boys in my class would enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 11/29/2011

    " What a charming book. It was short and sweet and I couldn't put it down. Emma-Jean was so lovable and so real and so wonderfully "strange"! Truly delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 9/3/2011

    " Easy reading chapter book starring an eccentric 7th grader, seriously humorous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Payton | 7/31/2011

    " Really funny book! My favorite part was when she fell out of a tree! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 5/16/2011

    " A new fave of mine. It's impossible not to LOVE Emma Jane. The story of her falling from the "tree" - the distance from which she observes life, her peers, and general drama around her - and joining the messy and confusing world of friendships is pretty near perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/4/2011

    " Local library Mother/Daughter book group pick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 4/23/2011

    " On my summer reading list. A good easy choice for middle school girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Foley | 4/19/2011

    " If you liked "Mockingbird" or "Out of My Mind" try this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amlangerak | 4/5/2011

    " Cute book. Good read for 5th-6th grader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rylee | 3/16/2011

    " loved it!!!! so cute read it in 2 days, it's just one of those books that takes you in like quick sand
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/25/2011

    " Very cute book. I loved that Emma-Jean didn't care about what others thought and that she could be her quirky self. Being herself is what in end earns her friends her own age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 1/17/2011

    " Very unique story but very girly cover... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/10/2011

    " sweet story about a quirky girl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/29/2010

    " What a delightful book! I hated junior high, but this book gives me hope that my girls will survive and even enjoy those delicate years. I will definitely keep this book in mind as a recommendation for my girls when they hit sixth or seventh grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/21/2010

    " Love it. I love Emma-Jean and the way she thinks. This book kind of reminded me of a young "Stargirl." A definite read for anyone who loves JFic. The writing is simple, poignant, and touching. "

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About the Author

Lauren Tarshis was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, and the I Survived series. She is also an editorial director for language arts at Scholastic, the editor of Storyworks magazine, and oversees Scope magazine. Her title, I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii 79 AD made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

About the Narrator

Mamie Gummer is an actor, known for the films The Ward, Side Effects, and The End of the Tour. She has also appeared on television in shows including Elementary and A Gifted Man and she had a recurring role in The Good Wife.