Publisher: Charles River Press, 2008
Source: Received copy from author
Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery
This is actually the first book in the series. I read an reviewed the second book in August. This series will be a welcomed addition to my classroom library.
Emmy Budd is typical of most twelve year olds. She gets easily bored and creates something to do. I think the reasons I love these books are because the little town I grew up near is still a lot like Jerseyville where Emmy Budd lives. I grew up in the country and had to create a lot of my own fun. Emmy Budd has made friends with the new kid in town, T.J. When the two sneak aboard a train, they find themselves in the middle of a hijacking and as a teen detective, Emmy Budd decides they have to solve the crime.
I really love Emmy because while she is a typical tween she isalso that mischievious child that has to put herself in the middle of an adventure because of her curiosity. As a teacher I love the fact that these books are clean and appropriate and I don’t have to give out parent warnings for inappropriate content. This is something I proudly put on my shelves.
Thank you Jean for allowing me to read this book. I look forward to future books in this series. For more information on this author and her books please check out her site: http://www.jeanblasiar.com/index.html