Penelope Crumb Never Forgets

Penelope Crumb Never Forgets

By Shawn K. Stout; Valeria Docampo (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399257292, 181pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2013

Penelope Crumb's best friend Patsy Cline Roberta Watsonis becoming best friends with another girl in class, so Penelope decides she needs to win her back. Compliments and presents fail and Penelope is afraid she'll lose Patsy Cline forever, so she decides to swipe Patsy's necklace and start a secret museum to remember all the people she cares about, in case they leave her too. But stealing turns out not to be the best plan, whenGrandpa Felix calls the police about his missing camera, forcing Penelope to confess.Now she's lost both Patsy Cline AND her museum. But in the end she makes a huge personal sacrifice to repair her friendship with Patsy and finds out that drawing pictures what she likes to do best is a way to make a personal museum that doesn't involve any sort of stealing.

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.