Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry by Lynne Jonell

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Emmy was not an ordinary girl. She could talk to rodents. She could shrink to the size of a rodent. And just a few weeks ago, she had even become a rodent to defeat her evil former nanny, Miss Barmy.

Emmy’s parents, unaware of their daughter’s other life, ship her off to visit two elderly aunts in Schenectady. Emmy figures her life will be ordinary at last, if rather boring. But she didn't count on her friend Ratty, whose search for his long-lost Ratmom brings him more than he bargained for.

Here is the third book in the acclaimed Emmy series, complete with a flip book feature (bats!).


 

About Lynne Jonell

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In addition to her first two books about the Willow family, Hamster Magic and Lawn Mower Magic, LYNNE JONELL is the author of the popular Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, a Booklist Editor's Choice, and one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. She has also written three other novels and seven picture books. She has never eaten a grasshopper, but that's only because she hasn't found a magic one yet. BRANDON DORMAN has created hundreds of illustrations for books and magazines, including the cover art for the Newbery Honor Book Savvy. He loves string cheese and sunflower seeds, and once licked a slug. He lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his wife and two rambunctious sons.






















Author Residence: Plymouth, MN BRANDON DORMAN has created hundreds of illustrations for books and magazines, including the cover art for the Newbery Honor Book Savvy. He loves string cheese and sunflower seeds, and once licked a slug. He lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his wife and two rambunctious sons.Illustrator Residence: Puyallup, WA
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 384 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rat warns Emmy that she’s “a big nothing” and urges her to stand up for herself and “try being bad.” Emmy frees the Rat, triggering a landslide of fantastical events featuring the conniving Miss Barmy, cunning Professor Vole and The Antique Rat, his mysterious shop filled with rare rodents.

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Emmy Addison and her friends Joe (a boy) and Raston (a magic rat) return in this whirlwind sequel that picks up weeks after Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (2007) ended.

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Ten-year-old Emmy Addison returns with rodent pal Raston Rat to prove she’s a responsible kid who still has what it takes to outwit her former nanny, the devious Jane Barmy, in this fast-paced sequel to Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls (2008).

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Poor Emmy one of those kids who is forgotten by everyone.

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