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The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular

The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular

(Part of Amelia Rules!)
Illustrated by: Jimmy Gownley
For Ages: 7 - 12
Do you know there’s no true opposite to the word “catastrophe”?

Amelia McBride and company are about to embark on their most daunting mission yet: navigating the promises and pitfalls of popularity at Joe McCarthy Elementary. A tricky task when you consider an unmatched pair of socks alone can cause ridicule for years to come. Really, though, all the gang wants is not to be unpopular. Rising and falling through the ranks of nerd, geek—and cheerleader?—with advice from wacky popularity expert Dr. Victoria Medeochrias, Amelia and her friends encounter riotous mobs, unfortunate makeovers, and bad catch phrases. Even after things go from bad to worse, Amelia learns there are some things that are just a little bit more important than being popular.
 
In his first brand new volume in two years, Jimmy Gownley dishes up another hilariously satisfying dose of Amelia Rules!, in what Comics Buyer’s Guide has called “a timeless manner to which readers young and old can easily relate.”
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416986089 | 
  • April 2010 | 
  • Grades 2 - 7
List Price $13.99

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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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