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Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Narrator: Lee Adams Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307738028

Publisher Description

From Newbery Award winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor comes a witty tale of the Wild West filled with comical cliffhangers and featuring a cast of plucky orphans and dastardly villains. Emily Wiggins is poor and timid, without a drop of self-confidence. When she is 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 the home of her honorable aunt Hilda. What a rootin' tootin' grand idea! But Miss Catchum of the Catchum Child-Catching Services will get a big bonus for delivering Emily to her next of kin, the vicious Uncle Victor. How the 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, her conniving spirit, and the true reason Uncle Victor wants to claim her. But how in flippin' flapjacks will Emily outsmart Uncle Victor? 

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Delightful melodrama. "

    - Eilonwy, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Light, Feel Good, Historical Fiction set in the depression. "

    - April, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I teach reading to 4th and 5th graders and used this as a read aloud in both classes. The kids LOVED the story! It was a fun, easy, and fast read for the kids. I would highly recommend this to 9 and 10 year olds. "

    - Donna, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great wild west tale of adventure and misfortune. This book is filled with onomatopoeias and alliteration which makes it curriculum friendly. It also ends each chapter with a question which could be used as a writing prompt. Fun read a loud that students will love listening to. "

    - Vanessa, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This quick read was pure fun! It had the feel of sitting around a campfire and having a great storyteller tell you a fabulous story that has you riveted to your seat the whole time. It was so well-written and so fun...big, exaggerated, fast-paced, exciting, good guys/bad guys...all the elements of a great story for kids! Loved it! "

    - Amy, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a lot of fun; the West, stagecoaches, orphans and dastardly villians. And a fortune. A great mix and again, good fun! "

    - Patti, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think 3rd and 4th graders would really like this book. It was full of suspense and I liked the questions at the end of each chapter. Great Stone Face Nominee. "

    - Cheri, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this book. So dang cute. I enjoyed reading it aloud with my kiddos. Most everyone is familiar with Naylor, the author...if not by name, by some of her books ("Shiloh", the "Alice" series, and "The Boys Start the War" series). We read this for our local library's "Moms & Daughters" book club. It is one to be enjoyed together. "

    - Alisa, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Gotta love a book...especially when your name is in the title! "

    - Emily, 1/24/2014
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    " Fun adventure book geared to girls "

    - Kerri, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought it started slow but by the end i really enjoyed it and thought students would like it! "

    - Sarah, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A great read for fourth grade boys or girls that want a Western-themed book. It's a quick and pretty easy read, packed with adventure. "

    - Michael, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great Reads for Girls book. Short and cute. The book club girls liked it pretty well. "

    - Kami, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book is just good. "

    - Shannon, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the time setting and the untypical plot for a children's book. "

    - Julie, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " If I was 9 this probably would have been 5 stars. Its kids running away from child catchers and a horrible relative who wants to steal a family fortune--what 9 year old wouldn't like that? Good clean fun. "

    - Megan, 10/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The audio book was fun to listen to. Good for a car trip with kids I think. Something different but not too gritty about riding a stage coach. "

    - Pamala, 9/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great Chat n Chew book for 4th grade. "

    - Sara, 8/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A quick and fun adventure. "

    - Heather, 8/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a fun read aloud! "

    - Debbie, 12/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If you are looking for rip roaring good time in the ol' West then you should pick up this book. It's a fast pace adventure set in Old West. Emily is left Oraphaned and to prevent being sent to live with her horriable Uncle is put on a train toward her Aunt's house. "

    - Katie, 11/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Thought the story was good, but I listened to it on CD and think I need to read it instead. It seemed more exciting than the CD- with all the font changes. "

    - Diane, 8/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An interesting book that was a little to fast for me but 5th graders might like it . "

    - Ashley, 8/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fun book for younger readers. The end of each chapter has a cliffhanger written in big bold type which very cleverly encourages reading on to find out what happens. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this myself. Nothing like breezing through a well written childrens book to brighten your day. "

    - Jody, 3/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute book much like an old west melodrams version of a Lemony Snicket book. "

    - Barb, 12/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a fun story, but not sure that my kids will be able to relate to it... "

    - Jeanette, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute book, I liked the questions at the end of each chapter. They could be used as way to respond to the book. The descriptions of the stagecoach and the stops on the line give kids a bit of an insight into travel and the hardships involved. "

    - Lisa, 8/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Up for william allen white award 2012-2013. Read in 2 hours, very quick read. Story keeps moving, simple storyline. "

    - Nicole, 6/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book is just good. "

    - Shannon, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Thought the story was good, but I listened to it on CD and think I need to read it instead. It seemed more exciting than the CD- with all the font changes. "

    - Diane, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I teach reading to 4th and 5th graders and used this as a read aloud in both classes. The kids LOVED the story! It was a fun, easy, and fast read for the kids. I would highly recommend this to 9 and 10 year olds. "

    - Donna, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An interesting book that was a little to fast for me but 5th graders might like it . "

    - Ashley, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If you are looking for rip roaring good time in the ol' West then you should pick up this book. It's a fast pace adventure set in Old West. Emily is left Oraphaned and to prevent being sent to live with her horriable Uncle is put on a train toward her Aunt's house. "

    - Katie, 2/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The audio book was fun to listen to. Good for a car trip with kids I think. Something different but not too gritty about riding a stage coach. "

    - Pamala, 2/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " What in the Blazin' Bloomers was Naylor thinking with all of those Freaking Fry-Daddy questions?? Frankly it ruined the whole book for me. "

    - Deanna, 2/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good, quick, fun read aloud. "

    - Linda, 1/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A rootin' tootin' adventure as newly orphaned timid Emily deals w/ mean orphan-catchers, a dastardly uncle after her fortune, bandits, stagecoach crashes, and even a new friend. "

    - Kathyred, 1/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute, fun, easy read. "

    - Tiffany, 1/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was on SLJ's best of 2010 kids books list. I really enjoyed the different fonts used to create tension and excitement in the kids reading it. This would be good for 3rd-4th graders. "

    - melody, 1/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Got great reviews, but I am not a fan. This is a sort-of-but-not-really historical fiction tall tale adventure set in the Old West. "

    - Yolanda, 1/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A quick and fun adventure. "

    - Heather, 12/22/2010

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the popular Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

About the Narrator

Lee Adams has been a voice artist for many years. Her work for the Educational Television Network can be heard on an array of videos, television series, station identifications, and commercials. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and lends her talents to various animation projects whenever possible. Lee has narrated both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.