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Emily's Fortune

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Emily's Fortune


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While traveling to her aunt's home in Redbud by train and stagecoach, quiet young Emily and her turtle, Rufus, team up with Jackson, fellow orphan and troublemaker extraordinaire, to outsmart mean Uncle Victor, who is after Emily's inheritance.
Authors: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Title: Emily's fortune
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 147 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Companion volume: Emily & Jackson, hiding out.
Contents: "1st Yearling ed." as a pbk in 2010.
Summary: While traveling to her aunt's home in Redbud by train and stagecoach, quiet young Emily and her turtle, Rufus, team up with Jackson, fellow orphan and troublemaker extraordinaire, to outsmart mean Uncle Victor, who is after Emily's inheritance.
Local Note: BLUESTMNOM
Additional Contributors: Collins, Ross
ISBN: 9781451736731
9780375844928
0385905890
0385736169
9780385736169
9780385905893
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When the mother of 8 year old Emily Wiggins dies suddenly, Emily is left alone, except for her turtle, Rufus. She sets out to find her Aunt Hilda, because her mother's nasty brother, Victor, is the last person in the world that Emily wants to live with. Along the way Emily meets Jackson, another orphan, and they help each other. However, once Uncle Victor learns that Emily has inherited a fortune from Miss Nash, her mother's employer, he is determined to find Emily and get his hands on that fortune. How will Emily, a timid girl, avoid the clutches of her nasty Uncle Victor? Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS

Report This Nov 14, 2010
  • Mowho3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We read this book aloud as a family activity. It was great fun. My son loved the different sayings that ended each chapter in giant print: "Now what in the flippin flapjacks is going to happen next?" The ending could have been expanded a bit for greater satisfaction and resolution.

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