Monday, July 23, 2012

Emily and Jackson Hiding Out by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Emily and Jackson had made it to Aunt Hilda's home and were safe now.  Or were they?

Delacorte Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read an ebook of this story (thank you).  It will be published August 7th, so make a note to pick it up.  This is the second book in this series.

Emily and Jackson caught my heart in the first book, they were both alone and being chased.  Emily by her wicked Uncle Vic and Jackson by the Child Catching Services.  Emily had an inheritance; Jackson was a young boy that could be sold to a farmer or the like for labor.  I spent a long time waiting for the next book in this series and couldn't wait to read this one!

Ms. Naylor always writes a good story, but this story is my favorite of her work.  It's a good, hearty story with lots of odd fun sayings:  mighty mouth minute and leaping lizards for example.  The bad guys are back again.  Can you imagine Uncle Vic being dressed up as an old woman in black?  And Aunt Hilda has a plan for how to protect Jackson.  But will she beat the Child Catching Services to him?

For a fun read set in the days of the west, this is the series for you.  Young readers should enjoy the action, the danger, and the affection shown in the book.  This grandma sure had a good time reading it.  Why not get a copy and see what you think?

Happy reading.


Shan said...

What age would you say this book is for? I loved series books as a kid, but always hard to wait for the next one. As an adult, thankfully, I have a wider variety of reading to choose from.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

I'd say 8-12. I had a hard time waiting for the new book myself!