Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck

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Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck

By Shawn K. Stout; Valeria Docampo

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399162541, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2013

Kids who have outgrown the Junie B. Jones series will enjoy Penelope's equally comical narrative style. " BCCB"
In the third book in this hilarious, endearing series, all Penelope Crumb wants is to be someone's "Favorite."She d thought she was her Grandpa Felix's Favorite, and her mom's Favorite, and her friend Patsy Cline's Favorite, but she's starting to realize that maybe she's not. And it's all The Bad Luck's fault. So since Penelope's a superb artist, she comes up with a plan she's going to be the boss of the mural her school is makingat the Portwaller's Blessed Home for the Aged, which will make her into everyone sFavorite. And maybe it ll frighten The Bad Luck away. But things don't quite go as planned there either.And when an old woman named Nila promises to help Penelope find her luck so everyone will like her again, things get even worse In the end, Penelope finds out that friendships aren't about luck and that it doesn't matter if you're anyone's Favorite when there are tons of people who love you. In a book that's equal parts humor and heart, it's clear to see why young readers will count Penelope as one of their Favorites.
* "Penelope Crumb.".. channels the quirkiness of Ramona Quimby and the detective skills of Cam Jansen... Penelope will delight children and parents alike. "Shelf Awareness," starred review
Penelope is an intrepid heroine with a unique and frequently amusing narrative voice... kids who have outgrown the Junie B. Jones series will enjoy Penelope's equally comical narrative style. "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
Readers will root for and relate to this fresh-voiced young heroine who joins the likes of Ramona, Judy Moody and Clementine. "Kirkus Reviews"

About the Author
Shawn K. Stout is the author of the Not-So-Ordinary Girl series as well as the middle grade series Penelope Crumb. Stout has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her husband, baby daughter, and two ancient dogs.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valeria s academic background focused initially in Fine Arts. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication. Valeria now illustrates for publishers around the world and investigates the use of new methods and materials in a constant pursuit of new expressive forms.