This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR! I found a clue about a "lost princess" in the Jefferson Market library, and now I'm using my extra-famous reporter-detective skills to go undercover and find her! Emma Perez solved Javier's wormburger mystery, found Sophia's Lion costume, and tracked down her dance teacher's special tambora drum. Now she'll have to learn an extra-speThis is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR! I found a clue about a "lost princess" in the Jefferson Market library, and now I'm using my extra-famous reporter-detective skills to go undercover and find her! Emma Perez solved Javier's wormburger mystery, found Sophia's Lion costume, and tracked down her dance teacher's special tambora drum. Now she'll have to learn an extra-special reporter trick: how to go undercover to solve a case! Can she find the "lost princess" at her library -- without getting into big trouble? It's time for a new edition of EMMA IS ON THE AIR!...
|Title||:||Undercover! (Emma Is On the Air #4)|
|Number of Pages||:||128 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Undercover! (Emma Is On the Air #4) Reviews
Copy Provided by Young Adult Books CentralEmma is back, and this time she finds a copy of Bridge to Terebithia in her school library that has a note with clues in it. The book is not from the school library, but from a nearby branch of the local library, and was last checked out in 2000! With the help of her friend Melissa, who volunteers at the library, Emma manages to get into the tower that the note mentions, and manages to find the answer to the mystery.While Melissa and Emma aren't always on the best terms, they learn to get along, and Emma's other friends, Javier and Aidan, also help her out in a constructive fashion, even though they can be a little annoying, with their insistence on doing karate kicks. I loved that the school class was working on a project in the library!Emma is very interested in being a news reporter like her Papi, and when a woman from the local historical society does a presentation for her class on Nellie Bly, Emma is even more motivated to embrace investigative journalism. While this isn't the best career choice in real life for most young people, the author, herself a television journalist, can be applauded for trying to give children a window into career possibilities.Elementary aged readers who have followed the exploits of Friedman's Mallory, McDonald's Judy Moody, Cleary's Ramon Quimby or Danziger's Amber Brown will be glad to have a new friend in the spunky and dedicated Emma Perez.That said, I'm still not a huge fan of this series. Emma is self-absorbed and rather unpleasant.
What I thought was going to be a very boring story was rather entertaining and very good. Emma is a young girl that hosts her own online news channel. Emma finds a story book with a cryptic clue in it that leads her and her friends to an off-limits tower in a New York City library. Along the way, Emma learns about a famous female reporter Nellie Bly, and how she went undercover to break a case wide open. Emma goes undercover to solve the clue left in the book. Along the way, Emma discovers who the anonymous source is as well as a new friend.
I bought this for my youngest last year because of the adorable cover, and later picked up a few in the series for our library because we've need series for early chapter book readers with protagonists of color. After finally reading one, I'm a little disappointed. It's a cute story, with a mystery that became more interesting in the last stages - and the second graders who've read the book liked it - but it lacks a lot from a literary standpoint, including basic details about the main character and the series itself. How old is Emma? What grade is she in? Does she have special permission to carry a cell phone at school? We didn't find out until the end that Emma's dad is a journalist, which inspired her to start doing online news reports. At any rate, it's not a book for adult fans of children's literature. Kids like it fine.