About the Author
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,
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.