The Secret of Zoom

The Secret of Zoom

by Lynne Jonell
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Overview

The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell

Can two friends foil a dastardly plan and save orphans from a fate worse than death?

Christina lives in a big, old stone mansion on the edge of a dark forest surrounded by barbed wire. Deep within the forest is the laboratory where her father works—and where her mother was blown to bits years ago. Christina's father knows just how dangerous the world can be, so he keeps her safe at home, forbidding her from talking to the very interesting orphans down the road.

But when an orphan boy named Taft talks to her, she's thrilled to help him search for a secret tunnel. But soon she discovers there's more to the orphanage, the lab, and the mystery of her mother's accident than she ever suspected. Sinister things are in the works—and the secret of zoom is the most dangerous secret of all!

“This exciting tale, with just a touch of fantasy and humor, is a winner. … Jonell displays pitch-perfect skills in an expertly crafted story that never flags and that includes plenty of heart-stopping situations to keep readers fully engaged.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312659332
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 367,258
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lynne Jonell is the author of the novels Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat and Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, 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. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota, Jonell grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis. She now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and lives with her husband and two sons in Plymouth, Minnesota, in a house on a hill.

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The Secret of Zoom 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book I am reviewing is called the Secret of Zoom. This book's author is Lynne Jonell.The genre is Science Fiction. The grades of people who would like this book are 5-6 graders. This book is about how a girl named Christina who hears of a tunnel from an orphan named Taft. When she finds that tunnel... the adventure starts. This book is very good. especially at the end. Other books by Lynne Jonell are: Emmy and the incredible shrinking rat, Emmy and the home for troubled girls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have read i really wish for sequals to come out! Great for mystery lovers too fanomanal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SECRET OF ZOOM ROCKS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my Sunshine State Books. THIS IS AN AWESOME BOOK! It has suspense, zoomstones, and other stuff, like 2 kids flying in a toyish plane!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter, who doesn't read that much, could not put this book down. She LOVED it and it has really sparked her interest in reading. It was recommended at school and is one of the Massachusetts Book Award books.
sunshinestate_dezire More than 1 year ago
this book is good if your looking for sunshine state books this is one of them you well probaly like it in the fist chapter!! some part are sad but some are exited and you really have to get in into the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! I never ever read a book so good! This book words the story sooooooo good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Im 10yrs old and my old school had this book but I NEVER got to read it before I moved. This book is very exciting,adventerous,and vivacious. I dont think the making of this book was a blunder...
Amy D'Alton More than 1 year ago
At my school,they mak us(well no)read the sunshine state books.well,this was one.and i read it!its awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like u like it good for evrybdy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thegest book i hae read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book i hope to c another book, it really got my attention i couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and has lots of suspense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was hooked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thiss book is a wonderfull read for kids 9 and up! I've been reading this book for a while and i still love it. Christina has never seen what the world is truely like. Her father keeps her in the yard and homeschooled. Its not untill she meets Taft an Orphan at the ophange in the Nebirhood that she finds out how life is outside the yard. Secrets are everywhere including the deather of her dead mother and what Lenny Loomski is doing with the orphans. I have also read all of the Emmy and the Shrinking rat book and they are also great.
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Ive read this amazing book there is twists and turns every page!!!!!!!!
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It was a battle book in fourth grade and after I read it I saw why they made it a battle book. I also saw why my team won second place in the competition. It was simple to understand and kept my eyes glued to the page. It was really sweet. It has secrets, mysteries, and will keep your interest throuout the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delicious means that if this was a food i would gobble it up and beg for more. I love how intensive and mysterious this book is. I can't live without it in my life! I love how taft is so courageous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am9 years old and i just got to finish the sample. I haven't gotten to buy it but i think it will be a good book!
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