is the story of an adventurous
heroine, Emily, who was born with an extraordinary gift, an eye on the
end of her finger. But Emily has a dilemma. "Am I Emily because of my
eyefinger or am I Emily because of me?" Emily struggles with being
different, and confiding in her best friend Malcolm, begins to
contemplate life without her eyefinger, even considering surgical
removal! As Emily ponders her dilemma, she embarks on her biggest
adventure yet. With her Great Aunt Olympia, Emily heads into a deep dark
jungle where she rescues Malcolm and his father Professor Mousefinder,
foils a kidnapping attempt by the evil Arthur Crim and solves the
mystery of the Ancient Caves of Tutenkamouse.
With the help of those around her, Emily eventually finds pride
in her 'bit of difference' and acknowledges that sometimes it's better
to leave things as they are.
Duncan Ball's Emily Eyefinger is a light-hearted joyous work with resonating themes of identity, respect, self worth and friendship.
' (Source: Monkey Baa website)