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The Resource Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Lynne Jonell ; art by Jonathan Bean

Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Lynne Jonell ; art by Jonathan Bean

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Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls
Title
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Jonell ; art by Jonathan Bean
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten-year-old Emmy wants to be an ordinary girl, but the evil nanny Miss Barmy, now a rat, has trapped five of her former charges and when she uses them to steal jewels belonging to Emmy's parents, it is up to Emmy, Joe, and their rodent friends to stop her
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Review
  • Gr. 4-6 This sequel to Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (2007) picks up where the last book left off: Emmy is back to her old life, and her evil governess, Miss Barmy, and Barmy's devoted swain, Cheswick, are now rats. All Emmy wants is a normal life, but as a character in The Godfather said, "Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in." So it is with Emmy, who can hardly get to a sleepover because of chatty, needy rodents. Others need her help as well: the mysterious faces carved on Miss Barmy's cane turn out to be Barmy's former charges, now miniaturized and held prisoner in Barmy's father's shoe store. There's plenty of backstory, but its presentation is sometimes unwieldy, and although this has many of the same delightful elements as the previous book (a solid mystery, great characters), there's also some bloat and a disconnect between plotlines. Still, this is fun, and fans of the first book will be pleased Emmy has been pulled back in once more. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 07-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 21, p61)
  • Gr 3–6— In this sequel to Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (Holt, 2007), Emmy discovers the fate and whereabouts of the five missing girls pictured on evil Miss Barmy's cane. Although the woman is no longer Emmy's nanny—in fact, she is now a rat—her plots are as wicked as ever. Using the powers of their talented rodent friends to change sizes, the protagonist and her friends seek to thwart Miss Barmy's attempts to subvert the rodent community while also attempting to rescue the girls, who are the four-inch-high prisoners of Miss Barmy's nasty parents. Emmy's uncertainty about her ability to make human friends and about her role within the rodent community cause her to make bad decisions when these two worlds come in contact with one another; luckily, she redeems herself by the end. The plot moves in fits and starts, lacking the fizzy energy of the first book—possibly because the sassy Rat plays a smaller role this time—but fans will find plenty of adventure, fun, and all the rodents they could wish for.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library --Eva Mitnick (Reviewed August 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 8, p124)
  • 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. School's out and Emmy wants to avoid her new rodent pals and "do regular ten-year-old things," so she can start fifth grade with lots of friends. But when her former nanny, the devious, despicable Miss Barmy, and Miss Barmy's adoring sidekick, Cheswick Vole, surface in Rodent City as ingratiating rats, Emmy senses trouble brewing: Miss Barmy plans to steal the Addison family jewels using five doll-sized little girls whom she has held prisoner in her parents' attic. Determined to save the missing miniature girls, Emmy and Joe shrink, transform into rats and enlist Raston and other rodent chums in sometimes hilarious, often breathtaking capers to thwart Miss Barmy. En route, Emmy learns the hard way the importance of being true to your friends, whether human or rat. More clever, rodent-filled fantasy featuring the irascible, irresistible Raston Rat and the extraordinary Emmy—and Bean's flip-book wizardry. (Fantasy. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2008)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
275175
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonell, Lynne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
770L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bean, Jonathan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Emmy and the rat series
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rodents
  • Kidnapping
  • Theft
  • Nannies
  • Rodents
  • Kidnapping
  • Stealing
  • Nannies
  • Humorous stories
  • Kidnapping
  • Nannies
  • Rodents
  • Theft
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Lynne Jonell ; art by Jonathan Bean
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
715254
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780805081510
Lccn
2007041956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081510
  • (OCoLC)182721219
Label
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Lynne Jonell ; art by Jonathan Bean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
715254
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780805081510
Lccn
2007041956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081510
  • (OCoLC)182721219

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