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Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of one other book for teens-All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick. "Perkins is a genius at capturing the odd details that reveal so much about individuals and families, and how they interact," said Riverbank Review about her picture book The Broken Cat. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.

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"[A] tall tale featuring three courageous squirrels. . . . Perkins's twisting-turning narrative provides plenty of fun; along with their impulsiveness, her characters have warm hearts and generous spirits. Readers . . . will relish the squirrels' adventures, as well as Perkins's laugh-aloud illustrations and equally witty footnotes."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A lovely and insightful creation."--Booklist (starred review)
"[An] entertaining story of friendship and adventure...funny and exuberant."--Kirkus Reviews
"Perkins elucidates delightfully...This is a small story made larger by the ways readers can enjoy Perkins's whimsical conception of squirrel civilization. Some deeper themes may prompt readers to question their interactions with the natural world."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Perkins uses language like the best toy ever. ...The book begs to be read aloud, except that you'd miss the wacky digressions, the goofy footnotes, and the black-and-white illustrations with their built-in micro-plots. Another completely original and exceptional package from Perkins."--Horn Book (starred review)

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