Eve Bunting The Lambkins

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Kyle Wilson was the size of a regular ninth grader until crazy Mrs. Shepherd injected him with a shrinking formula. Now he's a prisoner in her dollhouse, the fourth Lambkin in Mrs. Shepherd's collection! She loves them and would never harm them, she says . . . as long as they don't make her angry.

One thing is certain. Kyle and the others must figure out how to escape, and fast.

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Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

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Gr. 7-10. Returning from a gallery where his paintings are on display, high-school student Kyle stops to help a woman with a flat tire. As he reaches for the jack, he finds himself stuffed into the trunk and injected with some sort of formula. He wakes up to discover that he is the size of a Coke bottle and trapped in a dollhouse with three other shrunken kids and a shrunken dog, all prisoners of the demented Mrs. Shepherd. Usually, tales of human shrinkage are played for laughs, but Bunting explores the horror of Kyle's situation, placing a delicious villain at the center of her story. Mrs. Shepherd is a temperamental monster, who treats the children as cozy playthings and becomes sadistic when they dare to cross her. Much of the action involves Kyle's efforts to escape, until he finally hatches a plan that works. Nightmarish at times, but fun, too. Todd Morning
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