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The whole world's crazy

Author: Jimmy Gownley
Publisher: New York : Ibooks : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These all-ages color stories about a girl and her group of friends are funny and touching with enough bite to keep them from being too "kiddy." Amelia's parents have just gotten divorced, and she and her mom have moved in with her Aunt Tanner. Like many kids, she sees herself as the only normal one, surrounded by crazy friends and relatives. She hangs out with a varied group of misfits-some of who really are weird,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Gownley
ISBN: 0743475038 9780743475037 1413167098 9781413167092 1596878193 9781596878198 9781435232624 1435232623
OCLC Number: 56616472
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Amelia vs. the sneeze barf --
The gym class system --
Loosely in disguise, and frightened --
Amelia McBride and the other side of yuletide --
Speak softee to me.
Responsibility: by Jimmy Gownley.

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These all-ages color stories about a girl and her group of friends are funny and touching with enough bite to keep them from being too "kiddy." Amelia's parents have just gotten divorced, and she and her mom have moved in with her Aunt Tanner. Like many kids, she sees herself as the only normal one, surrounded by crazy friends and relatives. She hangs out with a varied group of misfits-some of who really are weird, like Pajamaman, a kid who never speaks or changes out of his sleepwear-to avoid thinking about the trauma she's facing at home. Many of the stories are linked, connected by short monologues in which Amelia explains more about her situation, the characters, or how she feels. These kids are real-that means that sometimes they're evil, greedy, and self-centered. Sometimes they don't understand or see things that are obvious to us, and when they do notice, it's the biggest thing in the world to them. That vision is an eye-opener for the reader, and Jimmy Gownley is a genius at capturing their perspective. These kids are realistic while still being sympathetic and even funny.

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