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Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

Jane Lynch, Lara Embry, A. E. Mikesell, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)


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Hardcover (9/23/2014)


Glee actress Jane Lynch takes a look at bullying head-on in her first picture book.
Marlene is the self-appointed queen of the playground, the sidewalk, and the school. She is small but mighty . . . intimidating! Known for her cruel ways, the little Queen of Mean has kids cowering in fear—until big Freddy stands up to her and says what everyone has been too fearful to say. In Seussian rhyme, actress Jane Lynch, clinical psychologist Lara Embry, and former children’s book editor A. E. Mikesell gently and comically depict the undoing of a bully and her efforts to reform. Tricia Tusa’s charming illustrations make the story an even more accessible conversation starter for all ages.

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780385379083, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

About the Author

JANE LYNCH is an actress, singer, playwright, and author. She can currently be seen in the TV show Glee on FOX for which she is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for portraying the iconic bully, Sue Sylvester. LARA EMBRY, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and writer. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her family. A. E. Mikesell teaches writing in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Prior to teaching she was an editor of children's books. She lives in New York City with her family. This is the first picture book for all.

TRICIA TUSA is the illustrator (and author!) of many marvelous books for children, including The New York Times bestseller The Sandwich Swap, by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah.