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All's Faire in Middle School

All's Faire in Middle School

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Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire.

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly--and authentically--captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.

Author: Victoria Jamieson
Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 09/05/2017
Pages: 248
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.60w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780525429999
Age Range: 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 3
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 190917 / All's Faire in Middle School


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/17/2017
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2017 pg. 158
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2017
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2017 pg. 105
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland, Oregon and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league and has a not-so-secret past as a Renaissance Faire groupie.

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