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Hop Along with The Palace Rat Blog Tour

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

We are just one day away from the official birthday of Henri, the Palace Rat and his treasured tale! I hope you will celebrate with me by inviting Henri into your home! Click the Teal Title to buy.

The idea for The Palace Rat was conceived and written while on a carousel tour of France with my family (my mother, father and son) in 1997. In my interviews, I share bits and pieces of the evolution of this idea and my journey, as well as writing tips and inspirations.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to these wonderful bloggers and friends who were kind enough to celebrate with me and share Henri's journey. Be sure to comment and show these bloggers some love.

You can get a copy of The Palace Rat here: (Signed, Personalized, Copies)

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About the Author:

Lynne Marie is the award-winning author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling / Scholastic 2019) and Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project and The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Coloring Book -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press 2022), The Palace Rat -- art by Eva Santana (Yeehoo Press 2023), Broommates co-written with Brenda Reeves Sturgis – art by Nico Ecenarro (The Little Press 2024) and more, forthcoming.

She’s formerly an editor for a small press and currently an Agent Mentee at The Seymour Agency. In addition, she’s the Owner/Director of,, the Creator/Host of March On With Mentor Texts ( and Mentor Text Talk by Rate Your Story), a Co-Host of #SeasonsOfKidLit ( along with Heather Macht, a Cybils Judge since 2016 ( and a Feature Columnist at Children’s Book Insider (

When she’s not traveling the world in search of story ideas, she lives in the heart of Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and a Mini Pinscher named Marlowe Charlotte. Visit her Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland and Jonathan Rosen



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