Penelope Crumb

by Stout, Shawn K.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fouth grader. And when she discovers that she *gasp* has a big nose she's initially devastated. But when her mother lets her know that she has the same nose as her Grandpa, Penelope perks up. And then she perks up even more when she finds out that Grandpa isn't dead like she expected--he's just gone. And she decides that it's her job to find him. A sweet and funny story with tons of heart and hijinx about Penelope using her big nose to bring her family together.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Like such popular fourth-grade narrators as Amber Brown and Lucy Rose, Penelope Crumb has definite ideas and big dreams. She aspires to be like Leonardo da Vinci or, as she clarifies, I want to be a famous artist, too, but not a dead one. Unlike the aforementioned narrators, Penelope discovers she has a nose to match those big dreams, which becomes a major plot point when Penelope tries to find the estranged grandfather whose large nose she has inherited. The author of the Fiona Finkelstein books, Stout handles Penelope, her nose, and her relationships with friends and family with sensitivity and humor. She has Penelope make unusual choices skipping school, going to strange neighborhoods without serious consequences, but, ultimately, Penelope's desires to connect with her relatives (even the 14-year-old brother who has changed so much she considers him an alien) bring the Crumb family together in a sweet and satisfying way. Docampo's illustrations nicely capture Penelope's happy distinctiveness.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this auspicious series launch, fourth-grader Penelope first learns that she has an oversize nose in art class. When a distraught Penelope shares this information with her mother, Penelope learns that she has the "Crumb nose" like her Grandpa Felix, who Penelope had always believed was "Graveyard Dead" like her father. This revelation, along with a school assignment to create a family coat of arms, sends Penelope on a search for her grandfather. After a few red herrings, Penelope finds Grandpa Felix and uncovers some family history. Stout (the Fiona Finkelstein books) deals with serious topics, such as the hole left in Penelope's life by her father's death, with a light touch, giving Penelope a memorable narrative voice full of quirks. (An aspiring artist, Penelope is "real good at telling what different kinds of faces mean," so she fully recognizes when her mother is giving her "a look that says, We Are Not Going to Talk About This Anymore.") Docampo contributes angular and stylized b&w images of Penelope (and her beaky schnoz) that add to the heroine's considerable personality. Ages 7-10. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Nose -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Nose -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,2013
Contributors Docampo, Valeria, 1976-
Language English
Notes "First published in the United States of America by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012"--Verso of title page
Description 211 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780142424780
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