Emmy Budd is a twelve-year-old tomboy who finds her adventurer's match in the new boy in town, T.J. Blake. It is a hot summer day in the small Mid-Western hamlet of Jerseyville, Ohio. With no money and lots of time on their hands, Emmy and T.J. ferret out every freebie in town, from sailing kites off the tower in the local stadium to building a raft out of discarded lumber and sailing the old swimming hole. Emmy and T.J. sneak aboard a mail train bound for Pittsburgh and end up in the middle of a hijacking. Operating undercover, the teen detectives risk their lives as they confront a desperate fugitive.
|Publisher:||Charles River Press|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a winner of the 2010 Hollywood Book Festival, I knew i would be reading something of taste, interest, and literary quality. But what I didn't know is I would find a gem of an adventure, filled with genuine characters, humorous dialogue and antics, and a page turning story that even at thirty five I would enjoy reading. As a teacher I know this story would be excellent for my classroom. Middle school kids would enjoy the story as well. I hope others find this book and tell others about it. One of the best stories for kids, incorporating fun, detective work, and adventure. Like all the good old fashioned novels my parents grew up with. A turn away from the paranormal and dive into the real, problem solving, trouble making generations of past. Reviewed by Ami Blackwelder The author of The Hunted of 2060 Hot Gossip Hot Reviews
Emily who is 12 meets TJ who is 13 he thinks she is ok for a girl. The two get on a train and have an adventure and solve the crime of the day. My two boys loved me reading this book to them and I found myself caught up in what was going to happen next. Reminds me of a good friend I had in school and the nice summer months to get in to trouble.