Amelia Rules! #1 - The Whole World's Crazy

Simon and Schuster, 2011? Series
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Price
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Pages
184
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Ages 7-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Brand
Atheneum A
ISBN
?
Barcode
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Editing
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Issue Notes

Indexed from the trade paperback edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Amelia vs. the Sneeze Barf (Table of Contents: 1)

Amelia Rules! / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Gownley
Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Gownley ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amelia McBride [Princess Powerful]; Reggie Grabinsky [Captain Amazing]; Pajamaman [Kid Lightning]; Rhonda Bleenie [Ms. Miraculous]; Ms. McBride (Amelia's mother); Tanner (Amelia's aunt); Bug; Iggy
Synopsis
After her parents' divorce, Amelia and her mother leave Manhattan to live with her aunt in Pennsylvania. Amelia makes new friends in the neighborhood, going so far as to join their superhero club G.A.S.P. [Gathering of Awesome Super Pals]. Club leader Reggie inveigles the others into taking on two local bullies. Things go badly until Reggie neutralizes the bullies (and everyone else) with a horrifying sneeze barf. Back at home Amelia despairs as her parents argue on the phone, but Tanner, who creates and plays her own songs, sings her niece to sleep.
Keywords
Bullies; kids; Pennsylvania; tweens

Indexer Notes

First appearance of all characters.

The Gym Class System (Table of Contents: 2)

Amelia Rules! / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Gownley
Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amelia; Reggie; Rhonda; Pajamaman; Britney (first appearance); Christina (first appearance); Jessica (first appearance); Ms. Bloom (first appearance); Owen (first appearance); Mary Violet (first appearance); Earth Dog (first appearance); Coach Biggers (first appearance); Ms. Barkley (first appearance); Mr. Norris (first appearance); principal (first appearance); Tanner
Synopsis
Amelia sets off to Joe McCarthy Elementary School with good intentions, but finds that the teachers are as crazy as the students. She's sent to the principal's office repeatedly over various disturbances, some of which she's actually responsible for. Tanner tells her that very little that happens in elementary school will matter in the long run.
Keywords
Elementary school; kids; tweens

Indexer Notes

Joe McCarthy Elementary School ("Weeding out the wrong element since 1952") references the American Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (served 1947-1957), who conducted a notorious "witch hunt" for Communists in government and society between 1950 and 1954.

Loosely in Disguise, and Frightened (Table of Contents: 3)

Amelia Rules! / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Gownley
Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Gownley ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amelia; Reggie; Rhonda; Pajamaman; Ms. McBride; Tanner; Bug; Iggy; Owen; Earth Dog; Mary Violet
Synopsis
Amelia's dad has to cancel her planned visit to Manhattan, so Tanner arranges a Halloween party for Amelia and her friends. The party doesn't live up to expectations, and neither does trick-or-treating. But Rhonda and Amelia do have the pleasure of beating up Bug and Iggy.
Keywords
Divorce; Halloween; kids; trick or treat; trick-or-treat; tweens

Amelia McBride and the Other Side of Yuletide (Table of Contents: 4)

Amelia Rules! / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Gownley
Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Gownley ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amelia; Reggie; Rhonda; Pajamaman; Ms. McBride; Tanner; Owen; Mary Violet; mall Santa Claus; mall security guard
Synopsis
Reggie assaults a mall Santa Claus as part of a predictably disastrous investigation into whether Santa is real. Amelia milks her divorced parents' guilt to get lots of Christmas gifts from each of them. But having learned that Pajamaman's family has been living in extremely impoverished circumstances, she slips into his house to leave one of her gifts, which she knows he longs for. Reggie and Pajamaman conclude that Santa must be real after all.
Keywords
Christmas; divorce; holiday; kids; mall; tweens; Xmas

Speak Softee to Me (Table of Contents: 5)

Amelia Rules! / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Gownley
Pencils
Jimmy Gownley
Inks
Jimmy Gownley
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Gownley ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amelia; Reggie; Rhonda; Pajamaman; Reenie Bleenie (first appearance); Mr. McBride (first appearance)
Synopsis
Amelia looks forward to a camping trip with her dad, and resents it when he invites her friends along. She reluctantly comes around after he explains that he wants to know her friends because they are part of her life, and he wants to be as much a part of her life as he can.
Keywords
Camping; divorce; father; kids; tweens
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Amelia vs. the Sneeze Barf
    Amelia Rules!
  3. 2. The Gym Class System
    Amelia Rules!
  4. 3. Loosely in Disguise, and Frightened
    Amelia Rules!
  5. 4. Amelia McBride and the Other Side of Yuletide
    Amelia Rules!
  6. 5. Speak Softee to Me
    Amelia Rules!
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