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Emma Dilemma, The Nanny, And The Best Horse Ever (Emma Dilemma series Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Hermes , Abby Carter
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Book Description

Emma has always loved animals—her two ferrets, the family’s friendly poodle, and her sister’s fluffy cat. But now Emma is in love in a way she has never been before—with a big, beautiful bay horse named Rooney. Emma rides him at a nearby stable and thinks of him as her own horse until she finds out he’s for sale. Emma will die if somebody buys him! Emma has another dilemma, too. Her best friend is moving away, and even Annie, the best nanny in the whole world, can’t help. Emma tries to solve both dilemmas, with some humorous mishaps, and finds out that family, friendship, and finding a place where you belong are what are really important.

Editorial Reviews


Gr. 3-5 In this sixth Emma Dilemma title, Emma is devastated to learn that Rooney, the horse she adores, is for sale. With potential buyers on the way, Emma enlists her BFF Luisa s help in a secret plan to ensure that Rooney stays. Although things don t pan out as hoped, a turn of events brings a surprising, positive outcome. With humorous details and diverse supporting characters, this title features an engaging, lively protagonist who faces familiar challenges, from doing what s right to dealing with change, and gains insights along the way. Emma followers will welcome this enjoyable installment. --Booklist April 1, 2011

Gr 3-5 As Emma tries to prevent her favorite horse, Rooney, from being sold from the stables next door, she finds out that her best friend, Luisa, is moving away. In this sixth installment, Emma is, as usual, buried in dilemmas, some of her own making, while others are thrust upon her. She learns that home is, ultimately, any place where people love you and that a little kindness can go a long way. This is a funny addition to the series with plenty of wacky mishaps including a flooded bathroom and a baby-oiled ferret. Fans of Paula Danziger s Amber Brown books (Putnam) will like Emma, too. --School Library Journal March 2011

About the Author

Author Patricia Hermes has lots of ideas for Emma’s dilemmas after raising five children of her own. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, and is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences around the country.

Product Details

  • File Size: 311 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0761459057
  • Publisher: Two Lions (January 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GCYB0U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, perfect for my eight-year old January 6, 2013
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This book is written from the perspective of a third grade girl and covers the current day dilemmas of young girls. My daughter is in second grade and has been enjoying reading it with me; although she would read it fine on her own. It was published in 2011 and is a very enjoyable chapter book that covers issues such as friendships, school, climate change and how her family decides to conserve, her love of animals, etc.

I definitely recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book but a little long January 22, 2013
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My twelve year old read this book and she said that she liked it but it was long. I asked her to elaborate and she said that it had a lot of chapters but she finished it in a few hours of continuous reading. A younger child may take longer to read the book. The story is about a girl who likes a horse that is in the stables and the horses owner moves away and leaves the horse there. The horse goes up for sale and when a potential buyer comes to see if they want the horse, things happen negatively to the horse so the horse seller raises the price of the horse which made them not want to purchase it. The girls parents buy the horse for her. But that's not all that happens in the book.

My daughter recommends this book to those aged approximately 7-11. It was easy to read and had easy words. She recommends it to other kids who like reading about girls and adventures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, it's fun and interesting for kids January 18, 2013
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This is really a sweet book! My granddaughter is in the 2nd grade and enjoyed the book very much. The book is recommended for grades 3-5, but we chose this book because the book description was interesting to her. She is required to read aloud every night and she was able to read this book to me with very few difficulties, and it helped improve her reading skills. The story was easy for her to understand, and easy enough to keep her interested. There were several very funny moments in the story which really kept her interested!

This is the sixth book in the Emma Dilemma series, but it's the first one we've read. We didn't feel like we missed anything, as the book stood easily on it's own. It's fun, it kept her interest, and was a very nice story. We're getting more from the series for her for her upcoming birthday!
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Daughter Says Yes December 12, 2012
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My 8 year old daughter read this book on her own, and has had the following things to say about it:

Kids who like animals, and especially horses, will like it. She liked that the character faced challenges (Dilemma) and overcame them. There was a mystery aspect to it that she liked. It was a good story about friends, and families.

She buzzed through the book over just a few readings, in 3-4 days. She liked it a lot and wants to read more in the series. She's not talking about it like it's her favorite book ever, and that's why I'm giving it 4 stars rather than 5, but her review is highly positive and she is a kid who will say so if a book doesn't do anything for her. So based on her reactions, I feel comfortable recommending this to other parents/kids.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly captures a pre-teen world view. December 12, 2012
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It appears that I've arrived late to this series, as this looks to be the sixth book about Emma Dilemma. But, as they say, better late than never. I suspect that these books are widely popular among the children who read them (or have them read to them), because these youngster almost certainly can identify with Emma. Her innocent world view, where every problem has a reasonable solution that she can achieve, is absolutely how I remember viewing the world at that age. And even when she knows that she shouldn't do something, sometimes that is the only way she can think of to solve the current crisis. But she learns from her experiences, and I'd be willing to bet that her young fans do, too, enjoying every moment of the experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Impossible Dilemmas for Emma January 1, 2013
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This is the sixth chapter book in the Emma Dilemma series for young readers Grades 2 - 4, and picks up right after the conclusion of book 5. Emma is a very talkative kid, whose story is told through rapid fire dialogue, and a stream of conscience unburdening of her decision making process. For Emma seems to always be weighing the pros and cons, problems and solutions to every nuance in her life. What adds to the humor is when she has to deal with the unintended consequences of her multiple plans of action. From emotionally getting her family to "go green", to her desire to buy the best horse ever, Emma's adventures are great for young readers learning to read independently.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but maybe not for boys March 29, 2013
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The 5-year-old boy doesn't automatically dislike books with girl protagonists, so when we got this I thought he might enjoy it. But something about Emma didn't sit well with him and he was off very shortly thereafter. Not even the ferrets and horse elements (he love animals) could keep him interested.

This installment of Emma Dilemma finds her family "going green" and Emma saving up to buy a horse - among other exploits. The words are small and definitely appropriate for early readers. It was a bit long for a chapter book for early readers - but the more advanced reader might enjoy the length and find it an easy, non-challenging read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute January 1, 2013
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Very cute silly book, that warms your heart. I gave it to my daughter to read and will let you know what she thinks. I enjoyed it and thought the main character great and the descriptions great. I love it when real life books can have happy endings:}My six year old listened to me read it and it held her attention and I have given it to my 11 year old to read so I would say it would appeal to that age group.
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Published 4 months ago by Julia L. Boyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I believe that this book is wonderful and full of information. I read it and it is a very great book!!
Published 6 months ago by R Sutton
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting. Too long and doesn't capture the ...
Not very interesting. Too long and doesn't capture the interest of the little children it was marketed too. Not a picture book.
Published 6 months ago by mj
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
I think it's a good book to read as a bedtime story and it teaches kids how to cope with issues, although not always having such a happy ending! Overall very easy read.
Published 8 months ago by Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Daughter loved the book
Published 10 months ago by Eva
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Best book I ever read it was epic I could fell it as if I was in the story I wish💭
Published 10 months ago by apelukas
4.0 out of 5 stars 9 year old enjoyed it
Our daughter liked the story. She has retold it to me several times and told me I needed to get the series so she knew what happened next.
Published 11 months ago by 5munchkins
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very nice book for girls who love horses
This is a very nice story. My 8 year old just loved it.
I just can't wait to purchase the series.
Thank you!
Published 11 months ago by Yehudah
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved this book
Emma is a fun character. Sometimes it takes her awhile, but she always ends up doing the right thing. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Tammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love this book it is the best book ever really cute and amazing and touching adorable read this book !
Published 22 months ago by Jehsica Castle
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More About the Author

Patricia Hermes is the author of almost fifty books for readers from early middle grades through young adult, as well as two nonfiction books for adults. Her books have won many awards and recognitions: American Library Association Best Book, Smithsonian Notable Book, C.S. Lewis Honor Book, Ira Children's Choice, as well as many state awards, four of them for the novel,You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye.

As a lecturer and speaker at schools and libraries, she engages her audience with her lively presentations, underscoring key qualities of good writing, and, of course, good rewriting. (She has been known to revise her books ten times!) She has researched and written six historical novels in the Scholastic Dear America/My America series.

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