Penelope Crumb Never Forgets

A delightfully funny and quirky sequel to PENELOPE CRUMB.

According to Penelope Crumb, the only thing good about fourth grade, besides art class, is field trips. That is, except when Miss Stunkel takes the class to the Portwaller History Museum. Because once there, it seems that Penelope is the only one who appreciates what museums are all about—remembering people. People who are Graveyard Dead, like her dad, for example. And if there’s one thing Penelope knows, it’s that if you forget about dead people, it’s like they were never here at all. But even worse than that, Patsy Cline Roberta Watson seems to be forgetting things—like the fact that she and Penelope are best friends.

Penelope doesn’t ever want to forget, so she starts a secret museum in her closet at home, collecting things that belong to other people, like her Grandpa Felix, her mom, Patsy Cline, and even Terrible the Alien. But keeping her museum a secret is hard to do. And when the worst happens, Penelope has to decide between losing the one thing that means the most to her or losing her best friend for good.

Rights details

Philomel / Penquin US: January 2013

Turkey: Artemis Yayinlari

French language rights: Editions ADA, Canada

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The Author

Shawn Stout

Shawn Stout’s (she/her) delightful Penelope Crumb rivals Ramona, Clementine and Judy Moody! As well as the PENELOPE CRUMB series, Shawn’s also the author of the FIONA FINKELSTEIN mini-series and the standalone novel, A TINY PIECE OF SKY.

She earned an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College of the Fine Arts in 2009 and lives in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and two dogs.

Shawn is represented by Kristin Ostby.

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