Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck (Hardcover)

By Shawn K. Stout, Valeria Docampo

Philomel Books, 9780399162541, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2013

List Price: 14.99*
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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 has held many jobs, including ice cream scooper, dog treat baker, magazine editor, waitress and, of course, author.She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Shawn now lives with her husband, her daughter Opal and her two dogs named Munch and Laverne in Frederick, Maryland, where she once won a ribbon for her Peach Pie at the Great Fredrick"