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Literature: Emily's Runaway Imagination
Emily's Runaway Imagination is a book by Beverly Cleary about a young girl growing up on a farm. As the title suggests, she has a crazy imagination.

This work contains examples of:

  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Fong Quock, which leads to embarrassment for Emily in the first chapter.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Plince, for Emily's dog Prince. Fong (see Asian Speekee Engrish above) can't pronounce the R in the dog's name, and then everyone else in town, including her parents, start calling him Plince.
  • G-Rated Drug: Emily feeding the hogs rotten apples, which have fermented and become alcoholic.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Emily's mother and father.
  • Jerkass: Pete Ginty, who has no qualms about teasing the hell out of little girls.
  • Miss Imagination: Emily.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, Emily bemoans this as the consequence of living in such a close-knit farm town.
  • Odd Couple: A mild case with Emily and her cousin June. June's usually very calm and rational and likes to do just about everything the exact opposite way Emily does.

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Emil and the DetectivesChildren's LiteratureEnchanted Glass

alternative title(s): Emilys Runaway Imagination
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