Emily and the Mighty Om

by Sarah Lolley, Sleepless Kao

Simply Read Books | August 20, 2014 | Picture Books

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Emily has a new form of after-school entertainment when Albert moves in next door. Every afternoon he can be found on the front lawn, twisting his body into all kinds of crazy postures, then chanting "om"-something he calls "yoga". Then one day something serious happens: Albert gets stuck, all twisted up like a pretzel. Everyone from the lifeguard to the librarian shows up to help, but only little Emily knows what to do. Will she find the courage to speak up?

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: August 20, 2014

Publisher: Simply Read Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897476353

ISBN - 13: 9781897476352

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Emily and the Mighty Om

by Sarah Lolley, Sleepless Kao

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: August 20, 2014

Publisher: Simply Read Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897476353

ISBN - 13: 9781897476352

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In the summer, someone new moved in next door to Emily. His hair was gray and his face was wrinkled but his eyes always seemed to sparkle. His name was Albert, and he was very, very old.

 

Every afternoon, Albert twisted his body into all kinds of strange positions on a mat on her front lawn. 

 

“It’s called ‘yoga,’” he told Emily, who watched from her front porch.

 

When he finished, Albert sat with his legs crossed and chanted a single word: “om.”

From the Publisher

Emily has a new form of after-school entertainment when Albert moves in next door. Every afternoon he can be found on the front lawn, twisting his body into all kinds of crazy postures, then chanting "om"-something he calls "yoga". Then one day something serious happens: Albert gets stuck, all twisted up like a pretzel. Everyone from the lifeguard to the librarian shows up to help, but only little Emily knows what to do. Will she find the courage to speak up?

About the Author

Sarah Lolley grew up in rural Ontario, weaned on stories of her parents'' backpacking adventures in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia in the early 1970. She hoisted a backpack of her own once she completed her undergraduate studies at Queen''s University and the University of Edinburgh and since then, has traveled through 34 countries on five continents, and spent time living in France, Jamaica, Scotland, and Australia.

Sarah works as a freelance writer, specializing in medical education (her undergraduate research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience and she holds a Master''s in Biomedical Ethics from McGill University) and also writes creatively. Her witty and insightful personal essays, her travel stories, and her feature articles have appeared in ELLE Canada magazine, The Globe and Mail, up! magazine, the Toronto Star, Canadian Living, the Montreal Gazette, Destinations magazine, and Doctor''s Review. She is also the author of numerous short stories for adults. Her story “Fifteen More Minutes was a finalist in the 2006 CBC Quebec Short Story Competition and was anthologized in the collectionIn Other Words, and her story "3:28 p.m. on Saturday at the Bar on the Corner" was a finalist for the 2009 CBC Literary Awards.

Sarah is perfectly bilingual in English and French, and speaks fluent Spanish. She calls Montreal home.