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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Ecton  

Pen Name: Emily Fairlie

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1970 Chicago, Illinois


-- Emily Ecton on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=emily+ecton


Illinois Connection

Emily lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Emily Ecton is a writer and producer for ''Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!'', the NPR news quiz. She has also been a playwright, a chinchilla wrangler, an ice cream scooper and a costume character.


Published Works

    Written under the name of Emily Ecton:
  • Boots and Pieces, Alidin, 2008
  • The Curse of Cuddles McGee, Aladin, 2009
  • Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments , Aladin, 2009
  • Project Jackalope, Chronicle Books, 2012Written under her pen name - Emily Fairlie:
  • The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Tegen, 2013
  • The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Tegen, 2014


Selected Titles At Your Library

Boots and pieces /
ISBN: 1416961674. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2008.

"It's not easy being Arlie Jacobs. Her big sister bosses her around; her mom makes her dog-sit Mr. Boots, the family's well-dressed chihuahua; and she's convinced a strange and squishy swamp creature that lives down at the lake is eating high school kids. When no one believes her, Arlie and her best friend, Ty ... set out with Mr. Boots to stop the creature themselves"--Publisher.

The curse of Cuddles McGee /
ISBN: 1416964509. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2008.

After disturbing a buried coffee can filled with the bones of a hamster and a note warning of a curse, Arlie and Ty start to take the silly curse seriously when Cuddles the hamster rises from the dead and trashes their town.

Night of the living lawn ornaments /
ISBN: 1416964517. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2009.

When Arlie and Ty find a pendant that makes inanimate objects come to life, things get out of control very fast and they try to figure out a way to reverse the spell before the plastic creatures' plot for revenge is set in motion.

Project jackalope /
ISBN: 1452101558. OCLC Number:

Chronicle Boooks,. San Francisco :. ©2012.

When Jeremy is entrusted with Professor Twitchett's creation, a jackalope, he must find a way to keep it safe from the government agents who want it for their own purposes.

The lost treasure of Tuckernuck /
ISBN: 0062118919. OCLC Number:

Katherine Tegen Books,. New York, NY :. ©2013.

"Sixth graders Laurie and Bud attempt to solve an eighty-year-old mystery at their historic school before the building is torn down to make way for a MegaMart"--

The magician's bird /
ISBN: 0062118943. OCLC Number:

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In this sequel to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Bud and Laurie solve another mystery at Tuckernuck Hall. In The Magician's Bird, the mystery Bud and Laurie must solve is much more serious than a treasure hunt-their beloved school founder, Maria Tutweiler, has been accused of murdering Marchetti the Magician! Can Bud and Laurie-with the help of enthusiastic Misti and evil but useful Calliope-prove Maria Tutweiler's innocence? Or will Tuckernuck Hall be closed down for good? Emily Fairlie once again blends lists, notes, and classic prose to tell a story that sings with humor, suspense, and magic.


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