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Emily's Secret Book of Strange: Emily the Strange Hardcover – February 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Emily
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (February 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811839869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811839860
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Emily the Strange is created by Rob Reger and his company, Cosmic Debris Inc., based in San Francisco. Rob and his co-illustrators began their Emily drawings in 1992 in Santa Cruz, and they were a hit with the local skateboarding crowd before taking over the west coast. (Celebrity fans of Emily include Fat Boy Slim and Julia Roberts.)

More About the Author

Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and T-shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. He lives in the Bay Area.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Clarissa on January 30, 2004
Format: Hardcover
It's essential for any chick who is drawn to the darker things in life to own at least one Emily item but once you enter her bizarre world it's hard to go back. I received both "Emily's Book Of Strange" along with the 2004 calendar for my birthday and those were a perfect introduction to this quiet (but nowhere near shy) cat-luvin' Goth grrl who's preferred favorite color is everything black...or red. Her attitude is anything but cheery but sometimes us open-minded people have to shield ourselves from the ones that are afraid to venture outside the box and to explore what's beyond the edges. I could be wrong but I believe her image is a symbol of encouraging individuality. Or, in other words, to think for yourself without following the crowd by listening and dressing according to what's considered "normal".
There's not a lot of text within these pages (there's often a bare minimum of two words) but the illustrations by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker are creatively "strange" and pure (or is that tainted?) candy for the eyes.
I especially enjoy perusing this on cold, rainy days.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jessicka on March 25, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Emily is an intelligent little black and white child who started out as a small internet idea but spawned into a large merchandise line and nows the chance to see for yourself why this little goth girl is so popular. With wit, sarcasm, insight, and her four dangerous cats, Emily will show you the dark side of life that has already been favored by many of us. I love the awesome cover, the illustrations and each page in the book has many secret codes and messages for you to find. I've had this book for months and theres still things i find myself noticing for the very first time! Rock on Emily!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christina on October 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I really like the Emily's Secret Book of Strange because it has really cool pictures. Although, it doesn't really have that many words in it either but the pictures are amazing and fun to look at. the secret messeges that are on the pages are really cool, but you have to look closely to see them. If you like to look at a lot of pictures, Emily's Book of the strange has a lot of them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Winchell D. Chung on April 22, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Enter the gloomy and eldritch world of Emily! The artwork is inspired, the aphorisms hit below the belt, and the glossary of Emily's personal secret glyphs is worth the price of the book all by itself. Emily may not like you, but you'll like her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Snodgrass on August 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
It is small and lacking in any real storyline but full of cool images and symbols. Maybe not worth the shipping but a must have if you love Emily the Strange.
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By Gordon Dustan on May 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book didn't have a lot of content. It was mostly pictures. I should have researched it more before purchasing..
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