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The Meaning of Life . . . and Other Stuff (Amelia Rules!)

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Amelia McBride may be growing up, but sheand#8217;s feeling down. If thereand#8217;s one theme to her life, itand#8217;s that nothing lasts: not her parentsand#8217; marriage, not Aunt Tannerand#8217;s support, not the clubhouse for the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals (G.A.S.P.), not even her new spot on the stupid cheerleading squad. And while sheand#8217;s learning all kinds of things about foot fungus, cheerwitches, and Reggieand#8212;who thinks Rhonda is CUTE?!and#8212;thereand#8217;s still one thing Amelia canand#8217;t figure out, and thatand#8217;s the meaning of life. It takes a grownup sort of tragedy for Amelia and her friends to realize that even when the world is scary, and life is as mystifying as ever, some thingsand#8212;like friendshipand#8212;do last. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In Jimmy Gownleyand#8217;s touching seventh installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia may not find all the answersand#8212;but she does know how to ask the right questions. Who needs answers, anyway?

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Everything is falling apart for Amelia. Aunt Tanner is away on tour; Amelia’s spending more time in the principal’s office; Joan’s dad is injured on his tour of duty; and Amelia’s friends all seem to be moving in different directions. But in the process of repairing the G.A.S.P. clubhouse (with some help from Turnip Brain), Amelia realizes that things—especially broken things—can often be restored with love.

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Some things in life seem so broken, they can't possibly be fixed, and right now, just about everything is falling apart for Amelia. Aunt Tanner is away on tour; Amelia’s spending more time in the principal’s office; Joan’s dad is injured on his tour of duty just before he is supposed to come home; and Amelia’s friends all seem to be moving in different directions. When a younger group of kids turn up, idolizing G.A.S.P and forming their own club: "Young Imaginative Kids Emulating Superheroes (Y.I.K.E.S.),” G.A.S.P. attempts to rebuild their clubhouse. Amelia thinks it’s beyond repair, but Turnip Brain says that when that happens, you need to pick up the pieces and make something new.

Little by little, Amelia sees the wisdom in Turnip Brain's words and realizes that things--especially broken things--are not always as they seem and that the glue that allows us to make new things out of the old is love.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Jimmy Gownley andlt;/Bandgt;began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kidsand#8217; comics, having co-founded 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.andlt;Bandgt;Jimmy Gownley andlt;/Bandgt;began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kidsand#8217; comics, having co-founded 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

ISBN:
9781416986126
Author:
Gownley, Jimmy
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Amelia Rules!
Publication Date:
20110927
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (spcl fx: lay flat on glossy)+in
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 12

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Product details 160 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781416986126 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Everything is falling apart for Amelia. Aunt Tanner is away on tour; Amelia’s spending more time in the principal’s office; Joan’s dad is injured on his tour of duty; and Amelia’s friends all seem to be moving in different directions. But in the process of repairing the G.A.S.P. clubhouse (with some help from Turnip Brain), Amelia realizes that things—especially broken things—can often be restored with love.
"Synopsis" by , Some things in life seem so broken, they can't possibly be fixed, and right now, just about everything is falling apart for Amelia. Aunt Tanner is away on tour; Amelia’s spending more time in the principal’s office; Joan’s dad is injured on his tour of duty just before he is supposed to come home; and Amelia’s friends all seem to be moving in different directions. When a younger group of kids turn up, idolizing G.A.S.P and forming their own club: "Young Imaginative Kids Emulating Superheroes (Y.I.K.E.S.),” G.A.S.P. attempts to rebuild their clubhouse. Amelia thinks it’s beyond repair, but Turnip Brain says that when that happens, you need to pick up the pieces and make something new.

Little by little, Amelia sees the wisdom in Turnip Brain's words and realizes that things--especially broken things--are not always as they seem and that the glue that allows us to make new things out of the old is love.

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