Millie Fierce by Jane Manning

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If Fancy Nancy got angry. Really, really angry.

Millie is quiet. Millie is sweet. Millie is mild. But the kids at school don't listen to her. And she never gets a piece of birthday cake with a flower on it. And some girls from her class walk right on top of her chalk drawing and smudge it. And they don't even say they're sorry!

So that's when Millie decides she wants to be fierce! She frizzes out her hair, sharpens her nails and runs around like a wild thing. But she soon realizes that being fierce isn't the best way to get noticed either, especially when it makes you turn mean. So Millie decides to be nice--but to keep a little of that fierce backbone hidden inside her. In case she ever needs it again.

With bright art and an adorable character, it's easy to empathize with Millie. Because everyone has a bad day, once in a while.


Millie Fierce is a delightfully naughty mix between Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and Molly Bang’s When Sophie Gets Angry.”--School Library Journal


About Jane Manning

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Jane Manning is the illustrator of The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low, and Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks, among others. She lives in Deep Water, Connecticut.
Published August 16, 2012 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Schoolmates tromp on her chalk sidewalk picture, walking “all over her flower, and over it, and over it, until it [i]s nothing more than a big, multicolored smudge.” Such bullying is beyond tolerance, and Millie Fierce emerges.

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Quiet, mild-mannered Millie, who never misbehaves, is forced to think again after three girls from school stroll right over her sidewalk chalk drawing.

Jun 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Millie Fierce

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Millie's initially a milquetoast, but after being overlooked once too often she snaps: "Millie frizzed out her hair and made the crazy eye.

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