I, Emma Freke

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma—the only “normal” member of her quirky family. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it’s better to be her own “freak” than someone else’s Freke.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 240
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039140, JUV013000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 140922
Accelerated Reader® Points 7.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Author: Elizabeth Atkinson

Elizabeth Atkinson has been an editor, a children's librarian, an English teacher, and a newspaper columnist. She lives in Newburyport, MA. Visit her at www.elizabethatkinson.com.


  • Florida Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Nominee, Nominated, 2014
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Master List, Long-listed, 2013
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2011
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2010


The Horn Book Guide

“Atkinson’s account of Emma’s journey to self-discovery is sincere and relatable.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“A well-paced story told with heart and humor.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Atkinson (From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between) has written a lively novel with an empathetic, well-drawn heroine.” —Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Atkinson deftly portrays the intense self-consciousness that is an inherent part of the transition between childhood and adolescence. . . . A poignant journey of self-discovery.” —Kirkus Reviews