Down in the Dumps

Book 3

From the Series Lou!

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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?

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008000, JUV013020, JUV013000
Dewey 741.5'944
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 520
ATOS Reading Level 2.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152872
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, 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.


Teacher Librarian

“Lou! deserves every bit of its international acclaim, and you might as well get on the bandwagon now.” —Teacher Librarian

Booklist Online

“Middle-grade readers will relate to the angst of changing relationships that comes with adolescence.” —Booklist Online