Ruben Bolling with Jeff Kinney

So if you've been to events here at An Unlikely Story, you know that you just might leave with sore cheeks from laughing so hard. Here is another one of those events! Jeff Kinney will be hosting an event with Ruben Bolling, the author of the award-winning weekly comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which features characters like a pre-historic ape-man, an idiot time-traveler, and a talking duck. And sometimes weird characters, like politicians.

"There's no mystery—the EMU Club is a hit! This is a fun, funny adventure that kids will love to read."
—Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate

"The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was 12, when the answer to questions like 'Where did I put my toy' led inevitably to alien conspiracies and secret underground tunnels. A book for the curious and adventurous!" -—Cory Doctorow, author of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Little Brother

"An adventure so funny you’ll think it couldn’t be true–but if it isn’t true, then where did all those realistic-looking photographs come from? You’d better read this so you’ll know what to do when the world ends." -Adam Rex, author, The True Meaning of Smekday

"The funniest book about unbelievable kid mystery exploring I've ever read. The only real mystery is why you aren't reading this book RIGHT NOW!"
-Elliott Kalan, Famous TV Writer

My name is Stuart Tennemeier, and I’m the President of the EMU Club (short for Exploration-Mystery-Unbelievable Club). This is my report for our first mission.
Did you ever want to start a club with a friend, but you didn’t even know how to find a mystery to solve? Like, how would you even know there was a jewel heist or a haunted shack somewhere in your town? And how could you even begin to investigate it if you did?
What if you started a club to solve other kinds of mysteries. Not huge crimes or weird stuff, but everyday mysteries that happen to everyone, like whatever happened to that game controller we lost?
There are tons of little mysteries all around us. Sometimes if you look really, really closely at them, you find out some amazing, incredible things. And you just might save the world.

Event date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449457099
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 7th, 2015

Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449457105
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 3rd, 2015

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