Money Wadsworth is only ten but the blood of adventurers runs in her veins and she boldly undertakes alone the long stagecoach journey from Boston to Springfield in 1896. She has been entrusted with a mysterious box which will get her Uncle Jonathan out of trouble. She sticks to her mission through all kinds of adventures from catching a horse thief to trying to buy a moose. The characters are likeable without being trite; the plot is plausible, yet complicated enough to hold interest; the dialogue rings true; and the period atmosphere is skillfully handled. Nice job.