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Lynne Jonell Collection

Summary Information
Title: Lynne Jonell Papers
Creator: Jonell, Lynne
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2037
The collection includes written production material for 1 title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Mommy Go Away!, 1997

Biographical Sketch

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.

Biographical Sources:

Children's Literature Network website

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for 1 title, and includes a holograph, corrected typescripts, a dummy, correspondence, notes, and clippings.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Jonell, Lynne
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Mommy Go Away! 1997 
Note  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1997
Box MF 3896
holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 3896
typescript, corrected (10 p. )  Box MF 3896
publisher's dummy (32 p.)  Box MF 3896
correspondence (54 p.)  Box MF 3896
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 3896
clippings (12 p.)  Box MF 3896