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Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat

Emmy and the Rat

Lynne Jonell; Illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Square Fish

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

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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 [that] turns smoothly on its fanciful premise and fabulous characters. As in so many stories featuring a rat, the sneaky rodent gets the best lines.”—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.”—Kirkus Reviews
“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 [that] turns smoothly on its fanciful premise and fabulous characters. As in so many stories featuring a rat, the sneaky rodent gets the best lines.”—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.”—Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lynne Jonell; Illustrated 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

Emmy and the Rat

Lynne Jonell; Illustrated by Jonathan Bean

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