Lynne Jonell, the popular author of "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, " makes her Stepping Stones debut with a high-spirited tale of mixed-up magic and wishes gone wrong.
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 Celia's 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 their 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.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Lynne Jonell is the author of the popular "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat," a Booklist Editors Choice and one of "School Library Journal" s Best Books of the Year, as well as "The Secret of Zoom" and seven picture books. Although she doesn t really care for rats, hamsters, or any kind of rodent at all, she still keeps writing about them. Please don t ask her why. She doesn t understand it herself. "From the Hardcover edition.""