Shai & Emmie Star in To the Rescue!

Illustrated by Sharee Miller / With Nancy Ohlin
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About The Book

Best friends Shai and Emmie, two third graders destined for superstardom, plan a benefit concert to help stray animals in this third novel in the Shai & Emmie series from Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis.

Shai, Emmie, and the rest of the student orchestra are busy preparing for a benefit concert to help stray pets—a cause near and dear to Shai’s heart. So when she finds a tiny bunny alone in her backyard, Shai is determined to do what her mom would do: rescue the bunny and find it a good home! But the bunny rescue project is far more work than she imagined, and soon Shai doesn’t have any time left to practice for the benefit concert…


Shai & Emmie Star in To the Rescue!

About The Author

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Quvenzhané Wallis knows a thing or two about creating memorable characters. For her feature film debut, Beasts of the Southern Wild, she was nominated for an Academy Award. Shortly after, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her work as the title character in Annie. She has also appeared in 12 Years a SlaveThe Prophet, and Fathers and Daughters. Quvenzhané is a daughter, a sister, a model, a singer, a dancer, an actress, an author, a student, and a pet owner. She has many talents and is always willing to try something new. She lives in Louisiana with her family. She is the author of the Shai and Emmie series and A Night Out with Mama.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2018)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481458887
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10
  • Lexile ® 740L

Raves and Reviews

"Readers will relate to Shai and Emmie’s friendship and the musical aspects of this book, namely the need to practice in order to improve. Also worthy of note is the lesson Shai and Emmie learn about the different needs of wild animals versus pets....Another installment that will hook young readers and keep them ­coming back for more."

– School Library Journal, June 2018

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