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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J G PLA (Text) 33500013245709 New Available -
Hawley Public Library J G PLA (Text) 33500013245717 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316416900
  • ISBN: 0316416908
  • ISBN: 9780316416894
  • ISBN: 0316416894
  • Physical Description: 225 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little Brown and Company, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
When Newell's very special hat is taken away at school, he and his most talented friends concoct the perfect plan to get it back.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    When Newell mistakes a Wednesday for a Saturday, his punishment for being late yet again is the most dreaded of all—summer school. But Principal Todd will commute his sentence if Newell performs in the middle-school talent show. The problem is, Newell has no discernible talents. The day creeps closer, things get worse. School is inviting the entire town! His father is sending out invitations! He has to wear a penguin suit . . . with a tutu! For all its fast-paced humor, Newell's story is filled with a building anxiety that will fill middle-schoolers with urgent suspense and the sweet relief of recognition. The humor, pacing, and visual flights of imagination owe plenty to Babymouse, as does the wiry linework, which is part Jennifer Holm, part Charles Schultz on uppers. But that's not a bad thing; middle-school readers will welcome it. The realistic and upbeat view of friendship is a plus, too, but Newell's solution provides the most original and uplifting surprise, one that relies on sharing the spotlight rather than hogging it. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jason Platt is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and in 2016, was accepted into the National Cartoonists Society by a unanimous vote. He is also the creator of the popular webcomic series Mister & Me. He and his family live in Davenport, Iowa.

Subject: Graphic novels.
Stealing > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Children's stories > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.

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