A little girl gets more than she bargained for when her wish to have the longest hair in the world comes true!
What could be more beautiful than heaps of heavenly hair? Emily can't think of a thing. When she blows out her birthday candles all she wishes for is hair, lengthy and long. But when things start getting too hairy, Emily's not sure how to make it stop. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
About the Author
The author of bestsellers like Stranger with My Face, The Third Eye, and Daughters of Eve, Lois Duncan (1936-2016) was an undisputed master of young adult suspense books. Several of her books have been adapted into movies, most notably I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was followed by two sequels. Duncan also wrote Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the murder of her daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My six-year-old daughter (also an Emily) LOVES this book. My eight-year-old son also got a chuckle or two from the story. Emily wants to have the longest hair in her class so that she can be the princess in the school play. She makes that her wish as she blows out her birthday candles. Remember the old saying about being careful what you wish for? I personally found the foibles and problems of a wish gone awry quite charming....especially the birds nesting in her amazingly long hair. The car wash solution was a hoot, as well. Despite Publisher's Weekly giving it a so-so rating I found it a delightful story and my kids truly enjoyed it. It is, afterall, a STORY for KIDS!