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The Meaning of Life . . . and Other Stuff

The Meaning of Life . . . and Other Stuff

(Part of Amelia Rules!)
Illustrated by: Jimmy Gownley
For Ages: 7 - 12
Amelia McBride may be growing up, but she’s feeling down. If there’s one theme to her life, it’s that nothing lasts: not her parents’ marriage, not Aunt Tanner’s support, not the clubhouse for the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals (G.A.S.P.), not even her new spot on the stupid cheerleading squad. And while she’s learning all kinds of things about foot fungus, cheerwitches, and Reggie—who thinks Rhonda is CUTE?!—there’s still one thing Amelia can’t figure out, and that’s the meaning of life. It takes a grownup sort of tragedy for Amelia and her friends to realize that even when the world is scary, and life is as mystifying as ever, some things—like friendship—do last.

In Jimmy Gownley’s touching seventh installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia may not find all the answers—but she does know how to ask the right questions. Who needs answers, anyway?
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416986133 | 
  • September 2011 | 
  • Grades 2 - 7
List Price $22.99

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Illustrator Jimmy Gownley draws Superhero Amelia

Cartoonist Jimmy Gownley shows readers how he draws the beloved heroine Amelia Louise McBride, star of the Amelia Rules! comic book series.

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Jimmy Gownley
Photograph by Tawyna Wagner Photography

Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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