Try Emily’s Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for a rootin’ tootin’ good read. Follow Emily’s adventure after she is suddenly orphaned and has to head out west to live with her aunt. Along the way Emily has to outsmart Child Catching Services and hide from a greedy Uncle who is after her fortune. But how in tumblin’ tarnation could she do that? Well, with the help of fellow orphan Jackson that’s how. So hold on to your hat for a wild ride through the wild west filled with crazy cliffhangers and exciting illustrations. Recommended for cowboys and girls looking for a fast fun read.
Book reviewed by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist