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The Dumbest Idea Ever!

By Jimmy Gownley   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545453462 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.86" x 8.33" | Ages 10 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545453479 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.53" x 7.98" | Ages 10 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545633758 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 10 to 12

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.

Raves & 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