Loud Emily (Original)

by Alexis O'Neill (Author) Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Loud Emily (Original)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Poor Emily. She doesn't mean to be loud, but whenever she says anything in her Emily voice, plates shatter, neighbors are astonished, and birds are frightened right out of the trees. It seems like there's nowhere she fits in. Until the day she sees a ship with a sign that reads:


So Emily sets sail for an adventure on the high seas, where perhaps there is a place for her after all...

Alexis O'Neill
Alexis O'Neill is the author of the highly acclaimed Loud Emily (Simon & Schuster), and The Recess Queen (Scholastic), a Junior Library Guild selection. She also works as an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writer'sTM Program and as a writing consultant for several other institutions. The idea for this story came from O'Neill's many visits to swap meets after she and her husband moved to Simi Valley, California, where they live. For more information about Alexis O'Neill, visit alexisoneill.com. Enrique O. Sanchez has illustrated numerous award winning children's books, including LEE & LOW'S Abuela's Weave, Amelia's Road, and Confetti. A native of the Dominican Republic, he splits his time between his homes in Bass Harbor, Maine and Miami, Florida.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 20, 2001
Young Hoosier Book Award
Nominee 2001 - 2001

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