LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!  by Jennifer L. Holm

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!

From the "Babymouse Tales from the Locker" series, volume 1
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Age Range: 7 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

With her trademark sassy panache, Babymouse embarks on a new adventure: middle school.

Babymouse has traded in her A-line heart dress for stylish new leggings and is ready for middle school. Anxious to fit in and make friends, she worries over her clothes and her cafeteria social standing. When extracurricular activities are announced, she knows her choice is important. She decides to join the film club, and when her cinematic musings bring the club together, she is named director of their upcoming project, Au Revoir, My Locker. However, being the director is harder than Babymouse expects; when things go hilariously awry, will she be able to pull the group—and ultimately herself—back together? After 20 vivaciously pink and cheerful graphic novels, the Holms have revamped their winning franchise into a hybrid of text and prose, similar to such fan favorites as Cherise Mericle Harper’s Fashion Kitty. This first in a series seamlessly blends many beloved elements from the graphic novels, including large comic panels with recognizable black-and-white illustrations, with their lively prose, making for a natural evolution for its maturing audience. Budding filmmakers will be delighted to find a glossary of film terms to help them understand the narrative’s jargon.

A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)

Pub Date: July 4th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-399-55438-4
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2017




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