Lynn E. Hazen completed her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, where she won the Houghton Mifflin Award for Shifty . She also has an M.A. in Education, and a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences. Her second children's book is a picture book, Buzz Bumble to the Rescue . Lynn lives with her family in Northern California. Inspiration often comes from her own children as well as the exuberant children she encounters in her job as a preschool director.
This novel will appeal to many young readers but will have special meaning for those who know what it is to be unwanted and are searching for a place to call home. || A light hearted fast-paced book. It is full of warmth and humour and deserves its selection as a Smithsonian Notable Book. || This witty, rollicking American import leaves readers which much to think about.