Lynne Jonell Collection
Lynne Jonell Papers
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Mommy Go Away!, 1997
Lynne Jonell was the third child or a pastor and a music teacher and describes her child self as less
than “the model of decorum that neighbors and parishioners seemed to expect.” After marrying and having children
of her own, she found herself in sympathy with her own children’s frustrations over their limitations, and their
longing for more freedom and control over their lives. These issues became central in her books, in which
fantasy helps children to cope with their frustrations. Her books try to speak for children, and to express
what they feel but lack the maturity to express.
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The collection contains written production material for 1 title, and includes a holograph, corrected
typescripts, a dummy, correspondence, notes, and clippings.
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Mommy Go Away!
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1997
Box MF 3896
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(12 p.) Box MF 3896