A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!Maggie es la rara de la familia. Sus padres están ocupados preparándose para la llegada de un nuevo bebé, y sus hermanitos son gemelos y viven en su propio mundo. A Maggie le encantan los animales y cree que lo que necesita es tener su propio cachorrito, pero cuando va a elegir uno el día de su cumpleaños, le comienza a salir un sarpullido. ¡Tiene alergia severa a todo lo que tenga pelaje!¿Podrá Maggie superar sus alergias y encontrar la mascota perfecta? Megan Wagner Lloyd, autora de esta novela gráfica ilustrada por Michelle Mee Nutter, se inspira en sus propias experiencias con las alergias para contarnos una historia sincera sobre la familia, la amistad y la búsqueda del lugar al que se pertenece.At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.
About the Author
Michelle Mee Nutter is the co-creator, with Megan Wagner Lloyd, of Allergic, an instant bestseller. Michelle graduated with a degree in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, Creative Quarterly, and more. Michelle lives in Boston. Visit her online at michellemee.com. Megan Wagner Lloyd is the co-creator, with Michelle Mee Nutter, of Allergic, an instant bestseller. Megan is also the author of several picture books, including Paper Mice, Building Books, Finding Wild, and Fort-Building Time, and of Haven, a novel. She lives in the Washington, DC area. Visit her online at meganwagnerlloyd.com.
Praise for Allergic:
School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of the Year
American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Children
New York Public Library Best Book for Kids
"There's a lot packed into this graphic novel beyond the allergy story line: how family dynamics change with a new baby's arrival, how kids struggle to fit in and find friends. But while it addresses serious issues and emotions, Allergic, unlike hives and sneezing, is mostly madcap fun." -- The New York Times
"Allergic is the sweetest story you'll read all year. A touching chronicle of a young girl's severe allergies woven into a meaningful journey of friendship, family, and self-discovery." -- Terri Libenson, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Emmie
★ "A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Readers will root for this realistic and relatable fifth grader, who's capable of kindness as well as envy and self-doubt... readers will easily identify with her trials and accomplishments." -- School Library Journal
"Vibrant... easy to recommend." -- Booklist
"Warm and well-paced... an encouraging tale for young readers engaging with the world of pets, family, and friendships." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for the Allergic Audiobook:
American Library Association Notable Children's Recording
★ "A first-rate full-cast audio treatment… Thanks to expertly mixed recording effects and a bouncy music score, the production sounds like a radio drama: overlapping voices, yipping dogs, and multitude of noises." -- Booklist, starred review