Down in the Dumps
From the Series Lou!
Lou’s school year is off to a rocky start. Her BFF, Mina, won’t speak to her, but a new friend, Mary Emily, never shuts up. Lou’s mom and her new boyfriend are madly in love, but all their smooching is starting to get on Lou’s nerves. Meanwhile, a wrecking ball is smashing down the apartment that used to belong to her beloved Tristan. Lou still has a friend in Paul, if she can just work up the courage to write him a letter. Life was a lot easier when dressing up in her pink princess gown and going to the park for ice cream would solve any problem. Is it any wonder that Lou is down in the dumps?
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.4|
“Lou! deserves every bit of its international acclaim, and you might as well get on the bandwagon now.” —Teacher Librarian
“Middle-grade readers will relate to the angst of changing relationships that comes with adolescence.” —Booklist Online
Illustrator: Julien Neel
Award-winning author and artist Julien Neel began his career as a host of business seminars. His musical puppet show on developing management skills was unfortunately made obsolete by PowerPoint presentations, forcing him to consider a new career in music. After a tour of Europe, his band split over irreconcilable differences about food. He eventually settled in Aix-en-Provence and has joyfully devoted himself exclusively to comics creation for the past ten years or so.