Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry [NOOK Book]

Overview


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 ...

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Overview


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!).


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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Emmaline Addison, the girl who communicates with rodents, is back with her recipe-loving, bewhiskered friend, Ratson. In this third critter adventure, two mysterious letters arrive from Schenectady. The first invites Sissy to a reunion with her long-lost Ratmom. The second asks Emmy to visit her great-aunts. These letters are actually part of a diabolical plot masterminded by evil Miss Barmey, Emmy's former nanny-turned-rat. She plans to kidnap Sissy and use the rat's magical kisses to restore herself to human form. Once transformed, she will take revenge on Emmy (and her little rats too). Now Emmy and friends must rescue Sissy, find the real Ratmom, stop Miss Barmey's dastardly plot, and prove to her parents that she is indeed a responsible daughter. Predictably, good prevails over evil. Just the same, readers will cheer when Miss Barmey and henchman Cheswick Vole find themselves behind bars. Although some background is provided, readers unfamiliar with Emmy's previous adventures may be confused. Additionally, the length may intimidate reluctant readers. Still, fans of the protagonist will delight in this quirky, imaginative tale. Bean's very batty flip-book art adds to the fun.—Alissa J. LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MI
From the Publisher
"Highly entertaining plot ... Fans of Emmy and Raston will welcome their latest escapades."

Kirkus Reviews

"Quirky, imaginative tale."

School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Emmy has a special secret: she can communicate with rats. Her rat friend Raston can even shrink Emmy to a rat's size if he gently bites her and Raston's sister Cecelia can turn Emmy back into a person by kissing her on the cheek. The problem is that the evil rat Miss Barmy wants to become human and she and her abiding counterpart Cheswick are scheming to kidnap Cecelia. When Emmy is sent to live with her two elderly aunts, the rat friends learn that the tears from Raston's mom can make people young. The old aunts are enjoying their newfound youth and climbing in the church belfry when the tears wear off and they are suddenly aged again. Can Emmy and her friends help the elderly aunts safely and secretly out of the belfry? Will Emmy and her friends be able to escape Miss Barmy's wicked plotting? This novel has multiple storylines and each one is a bit farfetched. The plot is creative but at times it is also a bit creepy and parts may go over the head of younger readers. For example, Raston's mom has a root beer problem and is referred to as a sleazy drunk. Still, the overall adventure will appeal to readers who may find Emmy's experience exciting. The illustrations are simple black and white borders that decorate each page. Reviewer: Denise Daley
School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Emmaline Addison, the girl who communicates with rodents, is back with her recipe-loving, bewhiskered friend, Ratson. In this third critter adventure, two mysterious letters arrive from Schenectady. The first invites Sissy to a reunion with her long-lost Ratmom. The second asks Emmy to visit her great-aunts. These letters are actually part of a diabolical plot masterminded by evil Miss Barmey, Emmy's former nanny-turned-rat. She plans to kidnap Sissy and use the rat's magical kisses to restore herself to human form. Once transformed, she will take revenge on Emmy (and her little rats too). Now Emmy and friends must rescue Sissy, find the real Ratmom, stop Miss Barmey's dastardly plot, and prove to her parents that she is indeed a responsible daughter. Predictably, good prevails over evil. Just the same, readers will cheer when Miss Barmey and henchman Cheswick Vole find themselves behind bars. Although some background is provided, readers unfamiliar with Emmy's previous adventures may be confused. Additionally, the length may intimidate reluctant readers. Still, fans of the protagonist will delight in this quirky, imaginative tale. Bean's very batty flip-book art adds to the fun.—Alissa J. LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MI
Kirkus Reviews

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 toEmmy and the Home for Troubled Girls(2008).

Fresh from their unscrupulous ventures three weeks ago, when they were transformed into rats, shameless Jane Barmy and her besotted partner in crime, Cheswick Vole, resurface, intent on revenge. While vandalizing Emmy's bedroom to frame her for irresponsibility, the dastardly duo learn Professor Capybara has developed patches embedded with kisses from Raston's sister Sissy that can turn them back into full-sized humans. Together they steal Capybara's formula, dupe Emmy's parents into sending her to visit her great aunts in Schenectady and trick Sissy to go with Emmy to find her "Ratmom." In Schenectady, bats "ratnap" Sissy, who's forced to produce more patches while Emmy discovers her elderly great aunts barely surviving on their own. Using every transforming rodent trick (bites, kisses and reverse aging tears), Emmy and Raston crash a river-rat bar, scale a batty belfry and stow away on a train, attempting to rescue Sissy and save the aunts. The complicated, improbable but highly entertaining plot showcases brave, responsible Emmy and hilarious, irresponsible Raston. Bats appropriately swirl in the flip-book feature.

Fans of Emmy and Raston will welcome their latest escapades.(Fantasy. 9-12)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466803817
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Emmy and the Rat , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 256,966
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author


Lynne Jonell is the author of the novels Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, and The Secret of Zoom, as well as several critically acclaimed picture books. Her books have been named Junior Library Guild Selections and a Smithsonian Notable Book, among numerous other honors. She teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and lives with her husband and two sons in Plymouth, Minnesota. Jonathan Bean has a master’s degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several books for young readers, including Mokie and Bik. He lives in New York City.
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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    It's the best book ever.

    I recommend it for anyone and everyone who read the first two books of the series, i read them twice!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Is this the last book?

    Is this the last book? I hope not. I love thisseries!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Ydyyy

    Not the best of the series, but REALLY nice!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    To Lyle and Allistair

    MAKE A RUN FOR IT! AS FAST AS YOUR LITTLE LEGS CAN TAKE YOU! SEE WHAT SHE DID TO STORM!! ASK HER!!!! GOOOOO MY LITTLE ONES GOOOOOO! *hands each a lollipop a pat on the head a kiss on the cheek and disapears in a puff of smoke*

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended-check it out!!

    This is a book I could not put down. Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop! You have to read this book, you will be glad you did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Good

    I really enjoyed this bok. In fact, I have not read the first book of this series. Only the second.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!

    I loved the whole series of these books and I would recomend this book to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Anonumus

    I LOVE THESE BOOK! I've only read the first one and i loved it I acually got to meet the author at a festival and she read a little bit to us and it was reallygood and she is really nice to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Sdffg

    Are you sad because my best friend named tabby is going to utah and then to guam. This makes me so sad because i m really going to miss the fun that weve had for the past 3 years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Finnstar

    Ummm hello?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Sam

    Sighs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Aaron

    Uhm.... no thanks. *he eats the turkey sandwich* hmmm.... its good.... *he said smiling* ^_^ ~Aaron

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Emmy to the children

    Are u all right

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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