Minnesota author Lynne Jonell, a native of Little Falls, spoke Monday to Baxter Elementary School students in the media center. Jonell's first book, "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat," won a Minnesota Book Award. Her most recent novel, "The Secret of Zoom," is a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Minnesota author Lynne Jonell, a native of Little Falls, spoke Monday to Baxter Elementary School students in the media center. Jonell's first book, "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat," won a Minnesota Book Award. Her most recent novel, "The Secret of Zoom," is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls