Bound To Stay Bound

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 Emily & Jackson hiding out
 Author: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

 Publisher:  Delacorte Press (2012)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 167 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 668641 ISBN: 9780385740975
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Adventure fiction
 Foster parents -- Fiction
 Kidnapping -- Fiction
 Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
 West (U.S.) -- History -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Emily's inheritance clears & Aunt Hilda is her legal guardian, but Uncle Victor is after the fortune.

 Illustrator: Collins, Ross
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 153040
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 58463

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/12)
   School Library Journal (08/01/12)
   Booklist (08/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2012 Gr 3–6—Fans of Emily's Fortune (Delacorte, 2010) will enjoy this lively sequel. Picking up exactly where the first book left off, Emily (recently orphaned) and her friend Jackson arrive safely at her aunt 's farm, relieved to have escaped her evil uncle Victor who was intent on kidnapping her for her inherited fortune. Just as they settle in, they learn that the nefarious Catchum Child-Catching Service (that collects a bounty for each child caught) is hot on the trail of Jackson, himself an orphan. Aunt Hilda is a loving and protective child advocate, intent on adopting them both. However, when she goes to town without them one day and a mysterious old widow cloaked in black appears asking for money, trouble ensues. Emily and Jackson have to use their wits to elude immediate danger. Fast-paced chapters end with twangy cliff-hanger questions like, "What in a duck's dimple do you think happened next?" Collins's charming black-and-white illustrations round out the regional flavor of this rollicking tale, which would be good for reluctant readers or those simply in the mood for an old-fashioned adventure story set in the Wild West.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 08/01/2012 With mean ol’ Uncle Victor vanquished (or is he?!) and her inherited $10 million safe in the bank, Emily and orphan pal Jackson can finally breathe easy at their new home on Aunt Hilda’s farm. But wouldn’t you just know it, the dastardly Catchum Child-Catching Services pops up again to haul Jackson off to work, and that’s just the beginning of the rip-roarin’ adventures in store for the heroine of Emily’s Fortune (2010). Naylor’s light-hearted tone ensures that readers don’t ever have to worry too hard about Emily and Jackson’s chances in the series of scrapes they get into, and again each chapter ends with a 100-point, wanted-poster font shouting out cliff-hangers like, “And what in the rooster’s rompers do you figure happened next?” Collins chips in with a handful of terrific, scene-setting line illustrations. A cheerful, quick western read sure to get kids into a howdy-do frame of mind. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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