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Dark Times (Emily the Strange) [Hardcover]

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28 April 2011 Emily the Strange

Emily the Strange stands for: do it yourself; think for yourself; be yourself.

In her third highly original and wildly improbable adventure, Emily travels back in time to the 18th Century (via her homemade Time Out machine) to learn the truth behind a class assignment. Naturally, mayhem ensues. Fans will welcome the return of key characters from the first novel (The Lost Days) and discover that Dark Times lives up to their darkest, strangest expectations.

Told in Emily’s established diary format, it features her strong, unique first-person narrative along with a penchant for Top 13 lists. The books are illustrated with black-and-red art representing Emily’s own sketches, doodles and archival photographs.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007365918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007365913
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a lot of fun 28 Feb 2012
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love these books and have all three so far, keep writing them please my sisters adore them! The covers are really cool too :)Makes me want to eat veggie sandwiches every time I read it lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars tis a gift 25 Dec 2013
By moon
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not a reading book for myself , but greeted with much glee from the grateful birthday 14 year old girl !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived safely thank you 8 April 2013
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Another one for the collection , of this much loved character "Emily the Strange" , great art work , intriguing story line great art work ,fun gift !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great !! 6 Jan 2013
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Great !!! Great !!! Great !!! Great !! !Quick and Acute Very Good Price !! In time for Christmas Even !!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read 12 Jan 2011
By Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Book Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
This is the third book in the Emily The Strange Novels, and my first book to read in the series. Emily is a fun character to read about, as her unique voice is witty, sassy and at times humorous which made for an enjoyable read.

This tween isn't a fan of school and decides to take on homeschooling by herself, as her mother isn't much of a help to her. To better understand her, take a look at her syllabus:

1. Time Travel 101

2. Advanced Spy Photography

3. Bonnet Basics

4. Great Aunts Through the Ages

5. Intro to Germ Theory

6. Care and Feeding of 'Squito Fish

7. Fundamentals of Black Rock

8. Spiderweb Embroidery

9. Historical & Contemporary Felines

10. Pop Quizzes

11. Foodstuffs of the 1780s

12. Thwarting Ancestral Enemies

13. Techniques in Parallel

In her class, "Great Aunts through the Ages," Emily time travels all the back to the 1790's. Emily is on a quest to stop the death of one of her great aunts, but she must do this with out changing history, and while finding out what exactly causes her death in the first place. Her quest is of course not one that is with out danger.

Emily's adventure is documented in her journal, via her unique blend of writing, drawings and notes on each page will engage fans and reluctant readers a like. Emily the Strange is a fun story that has the balance of supernatural, mystery, historical fiction and touched with a little of science fiction. I recommend picking it up. My only caution would be to read the first two books before reading this one, as I at times felt lost on what was happening, as it's explained in the previous two books in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Things are hotting up!! 20 Aug 2011
By Ms. Karen Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazing how a cartoon figure can be so entertaining in a book!
Another fab read, easy to follow and made me giggle at times, made my night shift go even quicker! :o)
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2.0 out of 5 stars New to the series and quite confused 1 April 2011
By Erika (YA Lit Crave) - Published on Amazon.com
Emily the Strange is an internet sensation that has grown into a series of graphic novels and now YA novels. Before I received this ARC of the latest Emily novel from a giveaway on Goodreads (thank you Goodreads and HarperCollins!), I had never heard of the franchise. So, I jumped into reading this book with very little knowledge of Emily, and without reading the other two YA novels that came before this one. So, my review comes from the perspective of someone new to the franchise. While I found this book to be witty and amusing, I also often felt confused or isolated. There were many inside jokes that only Emily fans would understand, and many references to events, people, or general knowledge from the other books that I just didn't get. Usually, books in a series tend to have at least a paragraph of summary from the other books to help new readers, and I didn't find that in Dark Times. This would have helped me immensely. Other than that, I really enjoyed Emily's sassy and quirky voice, and the writing was very humorous. I also enjoyed the diary-style format and the accompanying drawings were fun. This was a cute read, but I think you have to be a previous Emily fan to really enjoy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 6 Oct 2013
By Chloe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love Emily the Strange books, and I like time travel books! I just love Emily's cats, and everything in this book! It's hilarious and entertaining! XD
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT. 5 Oct 2013
By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
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You find out a lot about the...well I'd rather not spoil anything but you find out a lot about the "stuff" in the first book. I loved it. I am HUGE Emily the Strange fan.
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