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True tales of the wild west. An Upper Peninsula conte. Erika is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. Published by Delacourt Press, She must quickly discover her own resourcefulness, while determining whether she can completely trust a fellow traveling orphan rascal named Jackson. Readers will hold their breath on this wild ride, spurred on by cliffhanger chapter endings, and they just might learn a little something about friendship, courage, storytelling and American history along the way.

Tall Tales at American Folklore http: She'd been living with her mother and her mother's employer, wealthy Mrs. Luella Nash until a carriage accident claimed her mother's and Mrs. Luckily, Emily has kind-hearted Aunt Hilda to take her in. But, when mean, evil Uncle Victor finds out that Emily has inherited Mrs. Nash's 10 million dollars, he will stop at almost nothing to take the girl in and steal the money for hims Emily Wiggins, age 8, lost her father to a steamboat accident many years ago.


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Nash's 10 million dollars, he will stop at almost nothing to take the girl in and steal the money for himself. This sets off a race-to-the-finish stagecoach ride across the states to the Redbud to find Aunt Hilda Emily has to stay one step ahead of Uncle Victor. But, when he shows up on the same stagecoach, Emily is quaking with fear. Good thing she made a friend of fellow orphan, Jackson, who is quick-witted, savvy, and streetwise.

Together, they hatch a plan to get to Aunt Hilda without tipping off Uncle Victor to their true identities. Emily's Fortune is a nail-biting, action-packed adventure, full of humor AND danger!

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Jul 15, Krista rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Aunt Hilda has always been kind to her. But things get more complicated when they find out that Emily is set to inherit millions of dollars from her mother's rich employer. Now Uncle Victor will stop at nothing to get her.

Aunt Hilda is going to take in the orphan boy, too, so there will be a happy ending for everyone. A fun, adventure story through the old west. Good for younger readers. Jan 04, Jess rated it liked it Recommends it for: A quick-paced, short adventure where a kid lit orphan travels west in hopes of finding a home, getting into a bit of trouble, and avoiding her uncle with the tiger tattoo.

Two things would make this easier to recommend to students in She just looks so young. The book's fun in a western slang kind of way. How do you feel about phrases like rootin-tootin'? You need to like them for this one. Someone below wrote that this would be a g A quick-paced, short adventure where a kid lit orphan travels west in hopes of finding a home, getting into a bit of trouble, and avoiding her uncle with the tiger tattoo.

Someone below wrote that this would be a good classroom readaloud. There's something to that. The chapters are reasonable in length and the whole things lends itself to the kind of dramatic reading an adult could pull off. All sorts of good fun, if you're in the mood for it. Jul 06, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Grades After Emily is orphaned, the kindly neighbor ladies Mrs. Fire help her plan her journey to Aunt Hilda in Redbud-- and just in the nick of time, for the Catchum Child-Catching Services is hot on her heels.

Catchum doesn't care if she has a loving aunt in Redbud who wants her; she gets a "super-duper-dinger-zinger bonus" if she gets Emily to her closest living blood relative. While Grades After Emily is orphaned, the kindly neighbor ladies Mrs. While she is on her perilous stagecoach journey to Redbud, she is befriended by another orphan, Jackson. Apr 09, Charlyn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Grades 4 and up.

Recommended to Charlyn by: Texas Bluebonnet Reading List When both Emily's mother and her mother's employer are killed in a buggy accident, Emily is orphaned and becomes the heir to a fortune. Emily is a quiet child whose only friend and solace is her turtle Rufus. What will happen to her? Fire, prepare Emily to travel by stagecoach to join her gentle aunt by marriage, Hilda, who is ready to welcome Emily into her home. But the neighbors aren't the only ones with plans. Catchum of the Catchum Child-c When both Emily's mother and her mother's employer are killed in a buggy accident, Emily is orphaned and becomes the heir to a fortune.

Catchum of the Catchum Child-catching Service will receive a bonus for delivering the child to Emily's next-of-kin, the dastardly villain of this story, Uncle Victor. And getting Emily on that stagecoach headed toward Aunt Hilda doesn't deter the plans of Uncle Victor to become her guardian. This is a rootin'-tootin' tale of the old West, with stagecoaches and bandits and a kind boy named Jackson who comes to Emily's aid and helps her find her courage and resolve. Jun 07, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: I have to admit that my expectations were fairly low after I saw the cover of this book -- I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed Emily's Fortune.

Emily Wiggins' mother works for the incredibly wealthy Luella Nash.

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When Emily tragically and suddenly becomes an orphan, she's forced to travel to Redbud to live with her aunt. Along the way, she meets Jackson, discovers that she will inherit 10 million dollars, is forced to disguise herself as a boy, and spends 5 days riding in a stagecoa I have to admit that my expectations were fairly low after I saw the cover of this book -- I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed Emily's Fortune. Along the way, she meets Jackson, discovers that she will inherit 10 million dollars, is forced to disguise herself as a boy, and spends 5 days riding in a stagecoach.

Will she make it to safety in Redbud or will she end up placed with the truly terrible Uncle Victor? I liked the Western feel of the story. While it's not really historical fiction, it gives the book a fun flavor. Emily's helpful aunts are Mrs. Each chapter ends with a question, printed in large wanted poster font, that uses slang from the Old West. A fun book, I recommend it for 3rd and 4th graders. Aug 04, Heidi rated it liked it Recommends it for: Now that 8-year-old Emily Wiggins is an orphan, her neighbors, Mrs.

Fire decide that she should live with her aunt Hilda by marriage who would love to have her. However, uncle Victor wants nothing to do with Emily until he finds Now that 8-year-old Emily Wiggins is an orphan, her neighbors, Mrs. However, uncle Victor wants nothing to do with Emily until he finds out that she will inherit ten million dollars.

With the help of her new friend, Jackson, they will try to escape the close pursuit of her uncle. A well-written, western, historical fiction, and humorous story all rolled into one. Dec 21, June Morgan rated it it was amazing. Poor Emily becomes an orphan early in the book.

Her closest relative is her horrible uncle with whom she does not want to live. Avoiding the orphan society, three concerned ladies who have an impact on Emily throughout the book, put her on a train bound for her aunt out west. Emily, accompanied by her best friend, Rufus the turtle, experiences many firsts on this journey. Her adventure continues when she must switch to a stagecoach for the remainder of her trip. She meets an experienced orphan boy who seems to take her under his wing until her hated uncle shows up. From there, the excitement continues. Jan 22, Katisha rated it liked it Recommends it for: Adventure lovers who like the Wild West.

Emily Wiggins, a quiet and shy girl, becomes an orphan and must travel alone through the Wild West to make her way to her Aunt Hilda. She meets Jackson, an orphan who helps her disguise herself as a boy to escape those who want to collect her money. The cover of this book certainly matches the story as it shows Emily and Jackson running from an evil man.

The illustrations in the book are charming sketches that helped me create my own Emily Wiggins, a quiet and shy girl, becomes an orphan and must travel alone through the Wild West to make her way to her Aunt Hilda. The illustrations in the book are charming sketches that helped me create my own pictures in my mind.

This was an endearing story about two orphans and I found myself cheering for them throughout the book. I recommend this book to 4th-6th grade students who like adventure and the Wild West.

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Jan 01, Karen Arendt rated it it was amazing Shelves: An adventurous, humorous tale of an orphan named Emily who travels west on a stage coach to live with her Aunt Hilda. On her travels, she inherits ten million dollars and learns that her mean uncle is looking for her so he can make her live with him.

She meets up with a boy named Jackson who helps hide her from her uncle. Set in the s, this story uses humor and varying sizes font to convey the mood. Fire provide advice and help her on her jour An adventurous, humorous tale of an orphan named Emily who travels west on a stage coach to live with her Aunt Hilda. Fire provide advice and help her on her journey. She runs away from the orphan catcher, Mrs. Catchum only to find another Catchum Orphan service along the journey. This story should appeal to anyone who likes the old west and anyone who like adventures.

Oct 11, Tiffany rated it liked it Shelves: See my full review here: Emily was raised a prim and proper girl in Miss Luella Nash's manor where her mother was a maid. But after the death of Miss Luella and Emily's mother, she is left all alone with nothing but advice from her neighbor's, Mrs.

The neighbor ladies are all ready to put Emily on a train to Redbud to live with her aunt, but the Catchum Child Catchers come a callin' and suddenly, Emily is on the run. She mee See my full review here: She meets up with another orphan named Jackson and the two work to evade the child catchers, and Emily's tough Uncle Victor. There is plenty of rootin', tootin' fun in this book about the old west and finding family. Oct 06, Read Ribbet rated it liked it Shelves: After reading the second book in the new series by Newbery Award winner Phylis Reynolds Naylor, I went back and grabbed the first book Emily's Fortune.

This is a great transitional series for intermediate and younger readers. With short chapters and clever cliff hanger questions at the end, it keeps the reader engaged. Emily and Jackson are two fun characters to follow. This book takes the rich orphan Emily on a stage coach ride to her aunt while she is being stalked by her evil uncle. Jackson is along for the ride and helps with the escape strategies.


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Good adventure in an accessible structure. It will be a good match for a lot of kids. Feb 07, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: Read this with my girls. Beehive book award nominee this year. Emily has been orphaned and sets off on a stagecoach to live with an aunt by marriage.

She runs into some trouble along the way She meets another orphan named Jackson and they set out to try to reach her aunt safely. Has adventure, friendship,great names for the characters we loved Mrs. Aim and Mr Read this with my girls. Fire , and some historical elements.

We all really enjoyed this book and my kids asked if there was a sequel. There is not, so they want to read another book by Naylor. Jan 01, Amy Lynn rated it really liked it. What a surprisingly great book!

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I loved it as a reader and as a teacher. Great teachable moments with vocabulary such as chortle Chapter 4! Also a fantastic book for prediction. That is fun for a reader and a teacher! Takes place in the olden days. Boys and girls will like this book. There are great characters. Small, yet mighty characters. Jackson is a fun character all will enjoy! Another teachable moment…page What clues did you have?

Page …talk about pronunciation of the word sniped. Apr 28, Pat Salvatini rated it really liked it Shelves: Emily's mother works for slightly wacky and wealthy Luella Nash, who believes children are best out of sight and certainly not heard from. Lacking self-confidence Emily is thrust out into the world after a carriage accident claims both Miss Nash and her mother. She now must out-wit the child catchers and her mean Uncle Victor, and at the same time manage to navigate her first childhood friendship with Jackson and reach her Aunt Hilda's. The chapters are relatively short and punctuated with bold Emily's mother works for slightly wacky and wealthy Luella Nash, who believes children are best out of sight and certainly not heard from.

The chapters are relatively short and punctuated with bold narrative-like endings. A snappy adventure book sprinkled with illustrations by Ross Collins will appeal to both boys and girls alike. Sep 17, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was so flapjack flippin' cute! You can read the plot teaser on the book page--I am going to tell you why I loved it. This sweet story was part adventure, part Wild Western, part Series of Unfortunate Events, and part touching tale of friendship.

Aside from being very well written, each chapter ended with a large font hook: I would highly recommend this book to young readers, and it would be particularly fun for a read aloud! Mar 05, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: A comic, historical adventure set in the 19th century west. After shy Emily Wiggins is orphaned, she is left with no one but her pet turtle, Rufus. So she sets out to find her sweet Aunt Hilda in Redbud. Aunt Hilda is many days away by stagecoach and the ride to Redbud is anything but dull. There are streams to ford, stagecoach mishaps and even bandits.

But most terrifying, Emily finds herself being pursued by some awfully greedy grownups: A fast read for 3rd-5th graders. The presence of a strong male character who accompanies Emily on her adventure should give this book appeal for both girls and boys. Dec 27, Cheryl rated it liked it. Emily is orphaned after a tragic carriage accident that kills her mother and the wealthy women with whom they live. Emily escapes from her wicked Uncle Victor and attempts to flee to her aunt Hilda in Redbud. Emily and Jackson come face-to-fa Emily is orphaned after a tragic carriage accident that kills her mother and the wealthy women with whom they live.

Emily and Jackson come face-to-face with the dangerous Uncle Victor. Nov 16, Mr. Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this little adventure book was a fun book to read. There aren't many children's books written about the 19th century West and I enjoyed this one. With the author's impressive track record, would I say this is the best book she's ever written?

But I enjoyed taking the journey with Emily and Jackson as they headed west and away from mean old Uncle Victor. Some of the scenes with Uncle Victor and "Eli" creeped me out and reminded me of Sleeping with the Enemy.

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I would definitely recom I thought this little adventure book was a fun book to read.

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