Lawn Mower Magic

Lawn Mower Magic

By Lynne Jonell; Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375866616, 101pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012


With a POP! and a puff of smoke, the Willows' lawn mower calls it quits. A new mower will cost their parents a lot of money, money Derek had hoped to borrow for a train ticket to visit a friend. Luckily Derek and his brother and sisters find a rusty push mower tucked away in the shed. It doesn't look like much, but it turns out that it's been soaking up magic for years. And it's hungry for grass!

Can Derek earn his ticket? Maybe . . . if he, Abner, Tate, and Celia can keep the magic mower under control!

Lynne Jonell follows up her Junior Library Guild selection, Hamster Magic, with a second story of the Willow family's rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.

A Bank Street Children's Book of the Year

About the Author
Lynne Jonell is the author of the novels "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat", "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. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota, Jonell grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis. She now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and lives with her husband and two sons in Plymouth, Minnesota, in a house on a hill.

Brandon Dormanisthe 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.