Hamster Magic

By Lynne Jonell; Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375866166, 102pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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From Lynne Jonell, the popular author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, comes a high-spirited story of mixed-up magic and wishes gone awry.

Celia Willow is the baby of the family and she's sick of it. She's sick of being younger and smaller. She's sick of never being taken seriously. So when her hamster surprises the Willows with his wish-granting powers, she blurts out her deepest desire. The problem? Celia didn't exactly wish to be furry. Her big brothers and sister can't let her parents see her like this, but they only have one night to fix things. How can Abner, Tate, and Derek reverse something as powerful as hamster magic . . . before breakfast?

Hamster Magic is on the Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist for 2012-2013 and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.




About the Author
Lynne Jonell has a husband, two sons in college, and a slightly battered sailboat. While she does not particularly care for rodents and hasn t managed to shrink for a good ten years, she still holds out hope for future change. She teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and lives in a house on a hill in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of "Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face "and "The Wizard", both by Jack Prelutsky; and" The Christmas Sweater "by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University--Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.
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