Lynda Mullaly Hunt


“Oh, I still smile when I think of my trip to Nantucket! Aside from the fact that it's a gorgeous island steeped in history, the people there were the finest of hosts. And the kids were welcoming and fun as well - so much so that I promised them I'd include Nantucket in my next novel; and I did! I look forward to visiting Nantucket!” Lynda Mullaly Hunt, 2014 NBF Visiting Author

New York Times bestselling author, Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s novel, Fish in a Tree, is an ALA Schneider Family Book Award winner, an ALA Notable Book, a Global Read Aloud, a SLJ Best Book, a Nerdy Book, and a SCBWI Crystal Kite winner. Her first novel, One for the Murphys is an ABA New Voices Pick, a Nerdy Book, and a Global Read Aloud. Combined, Lynda’s books have appeared on 61 state award lists and are published in 30 languages. Her third novel, Shouting at the Rain (a Junior Library Guild selection) is a Cape Cod story about friends, Ronan and Delsie, who traipse around the Cape on adventures, learning what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.

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