06 Aug My Name is River
My Name is River
Published in 2020
• Firefly Press
• Cover art by Brittany E. Lakin
Dylan’s mum thinks he’s with his friends on a residential geography trip. His geography teacher thinks he’s at home with flu. In fact, Dylan is 33,000 feet above the ocean on his way to Brazil… When Dylan overhears his dad say that their farm has been sold to a global pharmaceutical company, he decides he has to make them change their minds.
’When nature-loving Dylan, 12, discovers his family farm in Wales (beautifully evoked) is being bought by a conglomerate based in Brazil, he plans to go there secretly to plead for the purchase to be abandoned …This is the kind of adventure everyone likes to imagine when young, about being ingenious and brave and outwitting adults.’ Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
Emma writes for adults and children. She enjoys proof reading, looking at cows, Jane Austen, rock-climbing, the Welsh landscape and the company of family and friends. She wishes she had a dog. She and her husband and three children live in London in term-time and Wales during school holidays.