by Pat Gorthy
Publisher: Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Herons Bend Productions
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Ten year old Emily and her kitten have an adventurous summer as they travel on the Erie Canal in 1860 from Rochester, New York to her grandparents’ peppermint farm in Lyons, New York. Lyons was the peppermint capital of the world in the 19th century. Emily meets immigrant family, learns to help her grandparents on the farm and meets a young mule driver who captures her youthful heart. This book is a must read for children of all ages and a fine local history for schools.