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.