Penelope Crumb, Volume 1

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Philomel Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 211 pages
9 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)

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This book is enjoyable to a wide variety of children. Nine - year - old Penelope Crumb is very curious about her grandfather, Felix Crumb, and names her best friend's eyebrow Marge. Penelope is an interesting character. Read full review

Review: Penelope Crumb (Penelope Crumb #1)

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My niece absolutely loved this story. When asked why she said because it was funny, full of heart, and that she had a magical nose. I asked her if it bothered her that Penelope was on an adventure ... 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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