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Allergic: A Graphic Novel

By Megan Wagner Lloyd   Illustrated by Michelle Mee Nutter   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338568905 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.520" x 8.000" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338568929 Ebook
176 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie 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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Allergic:

"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