Penelope Crumb, Volume 1

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Philomel Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 211 pages
15 Reviews
Penelope Crumb would LOVE Ramona Quimby! And might even name her eyebrow "Marge."

Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fourth grader. She carries around a red toolbox that used to belong to her father (who's been dead since Penelope was a baby), she keeps a list for the government chronicling the many ways in which her brother is turning into an alien, she helps her home-schooled neighbor Littie with her many projects--including the construction of a marshmallow helmet--and also, she can draw pretty much anything. So when her best friend Patsy has to draw a picture of Penelope for class, she attributes the big nose Patsy gives her to Patsy's poor art skills. But then Penelope finds out that it's true! She does have a big nose! Just like her Grandpa Felix, who's been gone from her life since before she can remember. What follows is a sweet and funny story--with tons of heart and hijinks-- about Penelope finding her grandpa and using her big nose--and his big nose--to make her family whole again.

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Review: Penelope Crumb (Penelope Crumb #1)

User Review  - Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School - Goodreads

Full of spunk, determination, heart and self-acceptance, Penelope Crumb sets out on a mission to find her long lost grandfather with whom she shares a highly distinguishing facial feature: the nose ... Read full review

Review: Penelope Crumb (Penelope Crumb #1)

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

What a cute story! In this book Penelope not only deals with her issue of "my nose is too big" but goes on a quest to figure out her family and why one of her grandfathers is not in her life. This ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Shawn K. Stout is the author of Fiona Finklestein, Big Time Ballerina and Fiona Finklestein Meets Her Match. She lives in Maryland with her husband and baby daughter.

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