Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry
by Lynne Jonell
the third in a series of funny, exciting, shape-shifting adventures. Be sure to read all three!
Turned into a rat at the end of Emmy’s second adventure, Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, evil Miss Barmy is determined to make Emmy pay. Even in her “ratty” state, Miss Barmy will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She continues on being the meanest of the mean in her self-absorbed quest to use anyone and anything to achieve her goals. Adoring Cheswick can’t figure out why she wants so much revenge on Emmy. He hopes they will always remain rats but of course he will do anything the love of his life, says. Miss Barmy doesn’t want to be a rat. She REALLY wants is to be human, and beautiful, again.
Miss Barmy steals Sissy, because she has the ability to make her human again. She plans an elaborate scheme that Emmy must undo to save her rat friends and regain the respect and trust of her parents. (Something Miss Barmy has been involved in undoing too.) With her human friends Ana and Joe, two elderly Aunts, her best rat friend Raston, along with an army of rats and bats, Emmy stages an improbable rescue. It’s improbable, but it’s the only plan they’ve got! Read the next part of their adventure to discover how it all works out – you’re in for a lot of squeaks and surprises along the way.