The Life of Ty

The Life of Ty

Penguin Problems

By Lauren Myracle; Jed Henry (Illustrator)

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525422648, 117pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2013

A brand-new illustrated chapter book series by "New York Times" bestselling author Lauren Myracle
Winnie Perry's sweet baby brother, Ty, is the quintessential dreamer, full of big ideas and wacky plans that only a seven-year-old boy could hatch. Whether it's battling the family cat with a Dustbuster or smuggling a baby penguin out of the aquarium, Ty is always in the middle of a well-intended, big-hearted scheme.
In the spirit of the Judy Moody spinoff Stink series, Ty will work his way into the hearts and funny bones of a whole new generation of Myracle fans.

About the Author
When Lauren Myracle was thirteen, she spent hours lying on her bed, staring at the cracks on her ceiling and wishing so hard to be magic. She wanted to bend spoons with her mind, talk to her sister telepathically, and rearrange her molecules so she could walk through walls. She wanted fairies to leave gumdrops on her windowsill. She wanted well-known paths to unexpectedly lead to mystical lands and times. She also wished she would grow up to become a writer and that part came true! (Which is not to say the other parts didn t. . . .) She s written many books for tweens and teens, including the bestselling Winnie Years series and the Flower Power series. She lives with her family in Colorado, and she thinks life is the most magical adventure of all.

Jed Henry has always had an affinity for animals. As a child, he preferred zoos to museums, and Shark Week was more fun than Christmas. Now that he s mostly grown up, Jed still loves animals. His favorite critters are his two little girls, who are about as wild as they come. Jed Henry has published with many publishers including Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin. He illustrated the NYT Bestselling Can'tWait Till Christmas, written by Mike Huckabee, published in October2010. In February 2011, he published Picka Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall with Margaret K. McElderry Books.Jed lives by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Provo, Utah.This ishis first book with Houghton Mifflin. Visit Jed Henry's blog at http: // and while your on the web, visit his official website, too, at