When the Past Is a Present

Illustrated by Jimmy Gownley
(Part of Amelia Rules!)
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About The Book

Love leads in the fourth volume in the comics sensation Amelia Rules!—now repackaged as a hardcover!

Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she’s dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal’s office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She’s got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t.

In this fourth installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia discovers a box of old photos and learns a thing or two about love, rebellion, and what it means to be a family.

About The Author

Photograph by Tawyna Wagner Photography

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded 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. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Tawyna Wagner Photography

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded 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. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 4, 2011)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442445413
  • Grades: 2 - 7
  • Ages: 7 - 12

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