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Emma Has a Dilemma!

Emma Has a Dilemma!

by Dana Wall and Amber Wall

ISBN: 9781524646219

Publisher Authorhouse

Published in Children's Books/Literature & Fiction, Children & Teens (Young Adult), Literature & Fiction, Children's Books

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Book Description

Emma has a dilemma, and she doesn’t have a clue what she’s going to do about it. She gets her first F ever on an Easy Grammar test about nouns and pronouns. Wizard Jake hears her crying and appears out of nowhere and is willing to help. A genius in grammar he will teach Emma the ins and outs of nouns and pronouns. Will she learn in time for her makeup test?

Only this glorious tale about two people from different worlds can answer that question.

Sample Chapter

Emma has a dilemma.

I’ll never speak proper English.

I don’t know the difference between a Noun and a Pronoun.

Just look at the F my teacher marked down.

 

Wizard Jake hears her crying.

But You already speak English.

Emma isn’t buying.

She has a valid fear.

 

Emma scratches her head.

I’m already dead.  

For when my parents see this test

I’ll never get any rest.

An F means detention; did I already mention?

 

Wizard Jake waves his wonderful wand…

And creates a chalkboard in the sand.

He begins to write in green, but

It can barely be seen.

 

Then with the wave of his wand white letters appear

That are much more clear.

It’s all the questions from Emma’s test.

To that she’ll attest.

I got every answer wrong.

Why are we redoing something so long?!?

 

Wizard Jake is wise and will teach Emma where she lies.

This test you despise

Will consistently arise

Until you truly understand the Theory

You will remain ultimately bleary.

 Now take a tissue and dry your wet eyes.

We are bringing Nouns and pronouns down to size.

 

Wizard Jake starts with a lesson

Which shows nouns and pronouns

In  their most simple expression.

All you need to know is that nouns

represent people, places, things, activity, emotions and ideas.

That is great information, but I hardly see getting every question right.

That would be quite a sight.

 

Wizard Jake waves his wand once again so  

Pronouns take the place of nouns in

Examples like: I, you, he, she, it, we, and they, you (plural), They (plural)

Although this is good knowledge

It won’t get me into college.

Please give me some examples

Before I feel trampled.

 

Wizard Jake does his best work

 As he puts together samples of Nouns as a person,

place, thing, activity, emotion or idea.

 

There are Proper Nouns (Mr. McGraw) and Common Nouns (like clerk)

Person: Mr. McGraw is a genius. Place:   Sally wants to go to Venus.

Thing:  The pen is fake.

Activity:  Susan baked a chocolate cake.

 Emotion: The clerk is sad.

Idea: Amber’s idea is to just be glad.

 

Emma catches on quickly. 

Showing Wizard Jake the difference between nouns and pronouns strictly.

I, You, He, She, It, We, They, You (in the plural), They (in the Plural).

Jake further clarifies Pronouns as words that can take the place of nouns in a sentence.

Emma asks to give it a try.

And Jake immediately agrees to comply.

 

I am above average. You can manage.

He is a guitar player. She is the mayor.

It is a pen. We went into the den.

They bake a vanilla cake.

You are cleaning chicken coops.

They are shooting hoops.

 

You’re done with your lesson

So no more guessing.

Please retake the test keeping these rules in mind.

I predict an A and an understanding in kind.

Pronouns and Nouns are easy to miss.

But with the information above put that F in an abyss.

Emma is now smiling and so happy in Nouns.

As she rolls out the A, she has awaken the Pronouns.

 

 

 

 

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Author Profile

Dana Wall and Amber Wall

Dana Wall and Amber Wall

Dana Wall and Amber Wall created the Emma series starting with Emma Has A Dilemma! due to their love of teaching grammar. It was an amazing bonding experience that has firmly cemented their close mother-daughter relationship. Dana is currently writing screenplays for the Entertainment Industry as well as working part time for a Commercial Agency and lives in Manhattan Beach, California. Amber is a Junior at Marymount High School In Los Angeles and is not only looking at some of the most prestigious Universities to attend but is eclectic in that she is not only amazing at Math and Science but is an avid writer and the Assistant Editor for her high school Newspaper, The Anchor. The entire Emma Series is now available.

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