Ellie McDoodle by Ruth McNally Barshaw
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When Ellie’s family moves to a new town, she’s sure she won’t fit in. Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, and even the teachers can’t get her name right. But when the students need someone to help them rally against unfair lunch lines, it’s Ellie to the rescue—and if shorter lines and better food prevail, can friendship be far behind?

 

About Ruth McNally Barshaw

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Ruth McNally Barshaw is a life-long writer and artist who has worked in the advertising field, and illustrated cartoons for newspapers. Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel was her first children's book. She lives in Lansing, MI, with her family. Visit her website: www.ruthexpress.com
 
Published June 24, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Although Ellie McDoodle knows that moving means the end of everything good, her sketch journal (which, glumly, begins, “The End”) shows her gradually making a place of her own in her new house, finding friends and conducting a successful nonviolent campaign to improve the school-lunch situation.

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Although Ellie McDoodle knows that moving means the end of everything good, her sketch journal (which, glumly, begins, "The End") shows her gradually making a place of her own in her new house, finding friends and conducting a successful nonviolent campaign to improve the school-lunch situation.

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For starters, Ellie points out that her aunt is in a “perpetual bad mood” and all of her three cousins “are pains,” especially Eric, whom she refers to as “Er-ick” and describes as “a nose-picking, booger-slurping, bug-infested parasite.” Ellie’s depiction of him (through most of the book) as a s...

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Recommended for ages 9-12 most any little girl in this age range will love Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen Will Travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw and if you can get the boys past the girl as the main character they will find it loads of fun too.

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Ellie also gives readers "Tips for Surviving Camp with relatives you can't stand," which warns sufferers to "keep your distance" and "don't pick up any of their bad habits."

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