Penelope Crumb finds her luck

by Stout, Shawn K.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Stout
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Fiction j FIC STO
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j STOUT SHAWN
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC STOUT
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F STO
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j STOUT
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South Park Library Juvenile jF STO
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Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Fiction JF STOUT
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"Kids who have outgrown the Junie B. Jones series will enjoy Penelope's equally comical narrative style." --BCCB

In the third book in this hilarious, endearing series, all Penelope Crumb wants is to be someone's "Favorite." She'd thought she was her Grandpa Felix's Favorite, and her mom's Favorite, and her friend Patsy Cline's Favorite, but she's starting to realize that maybe she's not. And it's all The Bad Luck's fault. So since Penelope's a superb artist, she comes up with a plan--she's going to be the boss of the mural her school is making at the Portwaller's Blessed Home for the Aged, which will make her into everyone's Favorite.  And maybe it'll frighten The Bad Luck away. But things don't quite go as planned there either. And when an old woman named Nila promises to help Penelope find her luck so everyone will like her again, things get even worse! In the end, Penelope finds out that friendships aren't about luck--and that it doesn't matter if you're anyone's Favorite when there are tons of people who love you. In a book that's equal parts humor and heart, it's clear to see why young readers will count Penelope as one of their Favorites.


* " Penelope Crumb  . . . channels the quirkiness of Ramona Quimby and the detective skills of Cam Jansen . . . Penelope will delight children and parents alike."-- Shelf Awareness , starred review
"Penelope is an intrepid heroine with a unique and frequently amusing narrative voice . . . kids who have outgrown the Junie B. Jones series will enjoy Penelope's equally comical narrative style."-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Readers will root for and relate to this fresh-voiced young heroine who joins the likes of Ramona, Judy Moody and Clementine."-- Kirkus Reviews
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fourth-grader Penelope still can't control herself all the time, mainly because other people (her teacher, her former best friend, et al.) and life itself don't seem to be under her firm control. In the third installment of Stout's Penelope Crumb series, Penelope wrestles with good luck, bad luck, and her need to be someone's All-Time Favorite. Halfway through the book, she has managed to alienate nearly everyone she knows (including, of course, the teen brother she says has been replaced by an alien), but Stout skillfully shows how people recover from misunderstandings, disagreements, and even a run of bad luck. Docampo's illustrations provide a sweet counterpoint to Penelope's amusingly prickly personality.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fortune -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Luck -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Philomel Books,2013
Contributors Docampo, Valeria, 1976- illustrator.
Language English
Description 217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780399162541 (hardback)
0399162542 (hardback)
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