Lee Gjertsen Malone

Lee Gjertsen Malone is a Massachusetts transplant via Long Island, Brooklyn, and Ithaca, New York. As a journalist she’s written about everything from wedding planning to the banking crisis to how to build your own homemade camera satellite. Her interests include amateur cheese making, traveling, associating with animals, shushing people in movie theaters, kickboxing and blinking very rapidly for no reason. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, daughter and a rotating cast of pets.

Find Lee on her website, or follow her on Twitter @Lee_G_Malone.

Bibliography

  • Children's
    Camp Shady Crook
    Lee Gjertsen Malone
  • Children's
    The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
    Lee Gjertsen Malone
     

Reviews

Children's

Camp Shady Crook
“A summer-camp story that’s just right for summer reading.”

Kirkus

“Malone’s funny mystery of evolving relationships and self-realizations depicts all the emotions most young campers experience at summer camp. The result is a playful and relatable story with an enticing touch of mischief.”

Booklist

“A fun, fast-paced tale recommended for most middle grade collections.”

School Library Journal

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
“This is a funny, emotional book that will quickly become a favorite to many a reader, regardless of age. Sweet, funny, exciting—a spectacular debut.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“Malone’s debut is a sweet, candid novel about fitting in, messing up, and making amends.”

Publishers Weekly

“Humor mixes with more serious issues in this clever debut.”

Booklist

“This is an enjoyable, straightforward tale that will have readers sympathizing with Jeremy’s journey of struggling with individuality, to embracing it.”

School Library Connection

Awards & Accolades

Children's

Camp Shady Crook
USA

2019 Junior Library Guild Selection

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
USA

Amazon: “Best Book of the Month”

USA

2018 Nutmeg Award Finalist

Japan

2018 Sakura Medal Finalist