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

Patricia Hermes
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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.

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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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,566 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars We loved this book September 8, 2013
By Tammy
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Emma is a fun character. Sometimes it takes her awhile, but she always ends up doing the right thing. She is funny, sweet, but she sometimes makes bad choices and a has to learn things the hard way. This book gets a little emotional too and has a great lesson about home and family at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book July 30, 2013
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Love this book it is the best book ever really cute and amazing and touching adorable read this book !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its really nice! July 20, 2013
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This is nice if you love animals it's a touching story about a girl who gets the special wonderful thing she wants!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves these books June 7, 2013
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My recently 8 year old is an avid reader. She loves to read all the time. We try to keep her kindle stocked and she has been enjoying her Emma Dilemma books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'nuff said - great books May 6, 2013
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My 9yo daughter LOVES these books. Emma Dilemma can't seem to keep dilemmas at bay! The character development is nice, the story line is appropriate, and... well... like I said before, my daughter loves the Emma Dilemma books. 'nuff said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cute story April 11, 2013
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My 8 year old daughter, who loves all things horses and animals, thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Written at a good 3-4 grade reading level, it is a fun tale and a good gift for any 6-8 year old. Parents can read this for younger kids at bed time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute... April 7, 2013
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My 11 1/2-year-old daughter and I read this book together. We enjoyed it quite a bit. We shared some laughs and we really enjoyed both the characters and the story itself.

We've read 1 other Emma Dilemma book together and although they're very cute they're a bit below her reading level so she won't be reading any more. Although they're not at my daughters reading we'd still recommend them for girls out there aged 8-10. The 2 books that we've read in this series are really enjoyable. I think most girls 8-10 would enjoy collecting and reading this series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book; wish I'd known it was part of a series! April 7, 2013
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I received this book through the Amazon Vine program and gave it to my niece for Christmas. She loved the story, though as others said it was a bit long; however, she's only six and a half and I'm sure that has something to do with it being "too long". That said, she didn't seem to have any trouble understanding it, which was of course great.

The story itself is really cute. As I mentioned in the review title, I just wish I'd known that it was part of a series. When my niece gets a little older I'll probably find her some other Emma Dilemma books. Wat she loved most about this book were the parts about horses, so hopefully horses are featured in some other books in the series.
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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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