The Whole World's Crazy

Illustrated by Jimmy Gownley
(Part of Amelia Rules!)
LIST PRICE £5.99
About The Book


Meet Amelia Louise McBride.

She's nine years old, a former New Yorker who's now living in a small town after her parents decided to get divorced, and dealing with everything from being the new kid in school to getting her first kiss. But you know what? She's got her mom and her aunt Tanner (who happens to be an ex-rock star) and her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything's going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn't.

In this first book of Amelia's adventures, Amelia and her friends take on bullies (and Santa!), barely survive gym class, and receive a disgustingly detailed explanation of the infamous Sneeze Barf.

About The Author
Photograph by Tawyna Wagner Photography

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

About The Illustrator
Photograph by Tawyna Wagner Photography

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 2016)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534402645
  • Grades: 2 - 7
  • Ages: 7 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"A Peanuts for the twenty-first century." -- Comics Buyer's Guide

"Side-splittingly hilarious." -- Library Journal

"Amelia is the most lovable smart-aleck since Peanuts' Lucy...sure to put you in a tickle-your-funnybone mood!" -- Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series

"Amelia's family and friends will take up permanent residence in your heart." -- Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, creators of Kim Possible

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