Friday, July 1, 2011
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls by Lynne Jonell
This tale starts off right where the last ended, with Emmy no longer under the spells and rat tricks of Ms. Barmy. She quickly falls into another mystery when she discovers that the faces on Ms. Barmy's cane are all girls who have gone missing. No one may ever find them. They investigated the Home for Troubled Girls, but find it is actually only a doll house in Ms. Barmy's parents home, not in fact something where girls could be spirited away. But of course Emmy knows that a certain rat can indeed shrink people. She struggles with the desire to be normal, which doesn't include rats with special powers. Can she give up her new found friends to help her old friends in Rodent City?