Lawn Mower Magic

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Random House Childrens Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 101 pages
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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

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I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I'm always looking for good middle grade books to get my sons more interested in reading, and since they ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The four Willow children attempt to tame an old-fashioned reel lawn mower with an enormous appetite for grass.The family's move to the country has been expensive, and money is tight. When the power ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

In addition to her first book about the Willow family, Hamster Magic, which was both a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature, LYNNE JONELL is the author of the popular book 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. Lynne is not particularly fond of mowing, but then again, she's never been lucky enough to have a magic mower.

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.

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