The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Paperback) by Jimmy GownleyThe Dumbest Idea Ever! (Paperback) by Jimmy Gownley

The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Paperback)

byJimmy Gownley

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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Jimmy Gownley's graphic novel memoir about the "dumb" idea that changed his life forever!

What if the dumbest idea ever changed your life forever?

At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Then things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.

How would Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and maybe even get a date with the cutest girl in school?

Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist and how the DUMBEST idea ever actually became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.

JIMMY GOWNLEY began writing and drawing comics at age 15 and has been nominated for the Eisner Award 13 times. In 2001 his hit series Amelia Rules! was released amid a flurry of rave reviews. He cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and educati...
Title:The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Paperback)Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.01 × 5.51 × 0.78 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054545347X

ISBN - 13:9780545453479


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Inspirational! This is the first time I've actually heard of this author but I'm going to be looking for his other work right away. This is an outstanding and inspiring memoir of the author in Gr. 8
Date published: 2014-10-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Dumbest Idea Ever:

* "Humble, endearing and utterly easy to relate to; don't miss this one." -Kirkus, starred review

"It's a deeply personal and genuine work of autobiography, and an open letter of assurance to aspiring artists everywhere." -Publishers Weekly

"This is an excellent example of autobiographical sequential art at its most deeply felt." -Booklist