Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat

Emmy and the Rat (Volume 1)

Lynne Jonell; art by Jonathan Bean

Henry Holt and Co.

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Emmy was a good girl.At least she tried very hard to be good. She did her homework without being told. She ate all her vegetables, even the slimy ones. And she never talked back to her nanny, Miss Barmy, although it was almost impossible to keep quiet, some days.

She really was a little too good. Which is why she liked to sit by the Rat. The Rat was not good at all . . .

Hilarious, inventive, and irresistably rodent-friendly, this is a fantastic first novel from acclaimed picture book author Lynne Jonell.

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EMMY AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING RAT
1EMMY WAS A GOOD GIRL. At least she tried very hard to be good.She did her homework without being told. She ate all her vegetables, even the slimy ones. And she never talked back to her nanny, Miss Barmy, although it was almost impossible to keep quiet, some days.Of course no one can keep this kind of thing up forever. But Miss Barmy had told Emmy that if she were a good girl, her parents would probably want to see her more often; and so Emmy kept on bravely trying.So far it hadn't helped. Emmy's parents went on one vacation after another--to Paris, to Salamanca,

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* “A droll fantasy with an old-fashioned sweep and a positively cinematic cast.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “A mystery is cleverly woven into this fun and, at times, hilarious caper, and children are likely to find themselves laughing out loud . . . a delightful read.”

School Library Journal, starred review

* “Jonell takes readers on a merry, sometimes scary romp . . . this turns smoothly on its fanciful premise and fabulous characters.”

Booklist, starred review

 
“Fun and funny, this fast-paced page turner appropriately begins and ends with the unforgettable Rat in an acrobatic flip-book feature.”
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Lynne Jonell; art by Jonathan Bean

Lynne Jonell is the author of the novels Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls and The Secret of Zoom, as well as several critically acclaimed picture books. Her books have been named Junior Library Guild Selections and a Smithsonian Notable Book, among numerous other honors. She teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and lives with her husband and two sons in Plymouth, Minnesota. Jonathan Bean has a master’s degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several books for young readers, including Mokie and Bik. He lives in New York City.

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Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Lynne Jonell; art by Jonathan Bean

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Booklist Editors' Choice, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Hawaii Nene Book Award Master List, Illinois Bluestem Book Award ML, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award Master List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Massachusetts Children's Book Award Master List, Minnesota Book Award, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Nevada YR Award Master List, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award Master List, New Mexico Land of Enchantment Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Virginia Young Readers Award Master List, Washington Sasquatch Reading Award Master List

Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805081503
ISBN10: 080508150X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 352 pages, Black-and-white halftone illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 780L
F&P Level A-Z: T
AR Quiz Number: 118263
AR Points: 9

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312384609
ISBN10: 0312384602
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 368 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


F&P Level A-Z: T
AR Quiz Number: 118263
AR Points: 9

$7.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466824669
ISBN10: 1466824662
Middle-Grade Fiction352 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$5.70
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