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Five Stars for Emily

by Kathleen Cook Waldron

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camping & outdoor activities, winter sports
list price: $7.95
also available: eBook
published: 2004
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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Emily is horrified when Aunt Hannah tells her that for their holiday they are heading north to a housewarming party at an isolated cabin with no indoor plumbing or electricity. When they arrive, it is even worse than she imagined. The snow is deep. The work is hard. Aunt Hannah is bossy. And Blossom, the girl her age, wants her to play ice hockey on a nearby lake. Is it possible that this could turn into the five-star holiday Emily had dreamed of?

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I may never find the mall of my dreams, but I am going to Disneyland. In December. When Aunt Hannah's nieces and nephews turn ten years old, she takes us for a five-star holiday. This year it's my turn! I’m ten-and-a-half and ready to go.

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About the Author

Kathleen Cook Waldron

Kathleen's work experience includes being a swimming instructor, playground supervisor, lifeguard, waitress, chambermaid, tree planter, house painter, teacher (kindergarten-adult), and of course, writer.
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