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Emily's Fortune / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ; illustrated by Ross Collins.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. (Author). Collins, Ross, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780375844928 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 147 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Yearling Books, 2011, c2010.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels > Juvenile fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Juvenile fiction.
Uncles > Juvenile fiction.
West (U.S.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    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.
  • Random House, Inc.

    Emily Wiggins is poor and timid, without a drop of self-confidence. When unexpectedly orphaned, she is left all alone except for her turtle, Rufus. What in blinkin' bloomers should Emily do? Emily's neighbors, Mrs. Ready, Mrs. Aim, and Mrs. Fire, have the answer. Emily must travel by stagecoach to honorable Aunt Hilda. What a hootin', tootin' grand idea! But Miss Catchum of the Catchum Child-Catching Services will get a big bonus for making Emily live with her next of kin, vicious Uncle Victor. How in ding dong dickens will Emily escape Miss Catchum? It will take all the gumption and cunning of fellow orphan and traveler, Jackson, to help Emily find her confidence, conniving spirit, and the truth behind why Uncle Victor wants to claim her. But how in flippin' flapjacks will Emily outsmart Uncle Victor?


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