Lynne Jonell

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Lynne Jonell

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Lynne Jonell is an author (and occasional illustrator) of sixteen books for children, from picture books to novels for ages 8-12, all with an element of fantasy: magical hamsters, talking cats, tiny planes with a secret fuel, rodents with special powers, and more. Her novel Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat won the Minnesota Book Award; her latest book, The Sign of the Cat, is a swashbuckling sea adventure. Coming in 2018 is Far Sight, Deep Time, a time-travel novel set at her ancestral castle in Scotland.

Her books have received starred reviews in Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Sesame Street Parents, and have been published in nine languages. She teaches writing at the Loft Literary
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Emmy and the Incredible Shr...

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3.84 avg rating — 6,090 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Secret of Zoom

3.92 avg rating — 1,204 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Emmy and the Home for Troub...

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3.90 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Hamster Magic (Magical Mix-...

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Emmy and the Rats in the Be...

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The Sign of the Cat

3.93 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Lawn Mower Magic (Magical M...

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3.62 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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I Need a Snake

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3.67 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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When Mommy Was Mad

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3.68 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2002
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“If my love must be a rodent, then shall I be anything but a rat?”
Lynne Jonell, Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
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“It's hard to say no to a grown-up lady who smiles at you.”
Lynne Jonell, Grasshopper Magic

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