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Emily and Jackson Hiding Out (Emily #2)

3.54  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Due to demand for a companion story to the popular Emily's Fortune, Newbery Award winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written another rootin' tootin' Wild West escapade that once again includes plucky orphans Emily and Jackson, dastardly villains, and comical cliffhangers.

Emily Wiggins is thrilled that she and her orphan friend Jackson have escaped the clutches of the Child
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Heather
Review of an advance copy:

This is a good follow-up to Emily's Fortune, published in 2010. Emily and Jackson have made it safely to Aunt Hilda's home and are quite happily settling in. But that doesn't mean their pursuers have forgotten them! Catchum Child-Catching Services is in hot pursuit of Jackson and Uncle Victor doesn't seem to have forgotten Emily - or at least her huge inheritance. Like the previous title, this book is both quickly paced and quick to read. These two children and Aunt Hil
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Jennifer
May 20, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this sequel to Emily's Fortune. I received an advance copy through Netgalley, and chose it because it sounded good. I enjoy a good Western, and I'm always on the look out for historical fiction to recommend to my students. I had not read Emily's Fortune, but it happened to be on Amazon for a bargain price at the time, so i bought that one. I read that one pretty quickly. I liked the character of Emily, and how she came out of her shell as the story went on (and speaking of shell, I lov ...more
Kim McGee
Apr 13, 2012 Kim McGee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this as an advance copy from the publisher. The book is due out in August 2012.
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Emily and Jackson Hiding Out
Emily and Jackson's adventures are what we all imagine the Wild West to have been like. There are loving parental figures - Aunt Hilda, big meanies like the Child Catchin Services and the ultimate villian in Uncle Victor. The friendship and hopefully becoming a family of Emily, Jackson and the ever patient Aunt Hilda is one that reads true. I enjoyed this latest a
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Caelum
May 01, 2013 Caelum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently read the book Emily and Jackson hiding out by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. During the book there is a lot of conflict both physically and mentally. When Jackson is afraid that he will have to work for a mill again he runs away because he has a lot of emotional conflict. He has to decide whether to keep his old ways and run or stay with Emily and her Aunt. Emily has her crazy Uncle running after her trying to steal her inherited fortune. He kidnaps her and there is physical conflict betwee ...more
Lori
Jul 04, 2013 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile

A juvenile adventure book by award winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

Emily and Jackson have finally made it to her Aunt Hilda's. They've evaded the Catchum Child Catching service and Emily's greedy Uncle Victor who is just after Emily's 10 million dollar inheritance...or have they?

Each chapter ends in a bit of a cliffhanger and I loved how each one ends with a folksy question like "And what in the rooster's rompers do you think happened next?" or "Now, what in the turtle's toothache made the dog gr
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Jenny
May 19, 2015 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
A fun sequel to Emily's Fortune. Emily and Jackson have made it safely to Aunt Hilda's home...and she welcomes them with open arms. She is wonderful. Emily and Jackson settle in happily there...but there are plenty of challenges that keep life interesting for them. My 10 year old is also reading this so we can discuss it together.
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Looking for a book to read, I grabbed a new title from a familiar author Phylis Reynolds Naylor's Emily and Jackson Hiding Out.It is the second in the series featuring two young children making their way in the world in the pioneer days. In the first installment Emily inherits a small fortune that becomes the target of others interest in the second book. Naylor uses a very clever feature of short chapters with funny cliff hanger questions at the end of each chapter. It's a good feature to share ...more
Karen
Even though this book is a Junior Library Guild selection, I didn't like the writing style at all. Deals with orphans and tornados in the Montana area. The story line is a little too predictable.
Daria
Jan 28, 2015 Daria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easier historical fiction. Local author. Just okay. Not sure about kid appeal
Melissa
This is another hit in the Emily and Jackson adventures of the wild west, cliff hanger, fun reading! My book group read Naylor's first one Emily's Fortune and had fun reading this fast paced tale. In this continuing adventure readers will spend some time on Aunt Hilda's farm, escape a tornado, and follow the kids as they hide again from the disguised Uncle Victor, escape the child catchers and laugh out loud in this fast paced fun, suspenseful and loving tale of friendship and family.
Barb Keister
Oct 27, 2012 Barb Keister rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Continuing story of Emily and Jackson trying to escape capture by the Catchum Child-Catching Services and greedy Uncle Victor who is determined to get his hands on Emily's Fortune. Sequel to Emily's Fortune and you definitely need to read it first. Lots of action which students in grades 2-3 would love and fun language at the end of each cliffhanger chapter.
Nancy
May 27, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily and Jackson are happy living with Aunt Hilda. In the last book, Emily inherited $10 million and a bad guy try to steal it from her. But that is behind them now. The two orphans are happy living on the farm and the money is safely tucked away in the bank. But now someone else is trying to find a way to get Emily’s money. And she and Jackson are hiding out.
Regina
Aug 16, 2013 Regina rated it liked it
This is a companion book to Emily's Fortune. This is a great look into 19th century life in the west for 4th or 5th students studying that time in history. Great read for students who love adventure with a little bit of suspense. Love the cliffhanger questions at the end of each chapter that make the reader want to continue reading.
Tressa
Apr 10, 2013 Tressa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, juvenile
Emily and Jackson Hiding Out was okay. I was expecting more development in the characters since this was a sequel to Emily's Fortune.
Keary
I enjoyed this, but not as much as Emily's Fortune. Still if there was another story about Emily and jackson, I'd read it.
Jody
Feb 03, 2013 Jody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another cute book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Not as engaging as the first in this series, Emily's Fortune, but fun nonetheless.
Serina
Jun 12, 2013 Serina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i liked the way each chapter ended on a question/cliffhanger. not much substance but nice easy read.
Jill
Mar 22, 2013 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-classroom
Loved the adventure and humor! The book is full of characters that are "real characters."
ReadingWench
This is a good continuing story for Emily and Jackson.

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Laura
Aug 20, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bks-grade-2-3
A good sequel, but not as engaging as the first in the series.
Ruth
Feb 11, 2013 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good book for students in grades 3-6.
Karen Arendt
I enjoyed the first book more.
Ruth
Feb 11, 2013 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for students in grades 3-6.
Lukas Casebolt
May 04, 2014 Lukas Casebolt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book
Melody
Jul 20, 2013 Melody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fiction
historical fiction
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Sep 25, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
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Emyrose8
Jan 23, 2013 Emyrose8 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-alouds
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.

Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father's occupation as a salesman.

Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good boo
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