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Appeals to4TH-7TH GRADERS
Reading LevelGRADE 4
What if the dumbest idea ever changed your life forever?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Then things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.
How would Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and maybe even get a date with the cutest girl in school?
Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist and how the DUMBEST idea ever actually became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.
Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at age fifteen and has been nominated for the Eisner Award thirteen times. In 2001 his hit series Amelia Rules! was released amid a flurry of rave reviews. He 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. Jimmy lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.