Thursday, May 5, 2011

Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Reviewed by Mrs. Bruno at Arongen

Emily becomes an orphan after her mother dies in a tragic carriage accident along with her employer, Miss Nash. On her way to her aunt's house, traveling alone with her pet turtle Rufus, she meets Jackson. Shy and innocent, Emily is unaware of the danger that lurks around her and is lucky to have Jackson's protection, especially with the "Catchum Child-catching Service" looking to snatch up strays and orphans. Street-smart Jackson helps Emily outsmart her wicked uncle Victor who is relentless in finding her. But will Jackson's tricks work? Will Emily stay safe and make it to her aunt's house? Read Emily's Fortune and find out...

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