Ten-year-old Julia Gillian knows everything about her quirky neighbors, her Minneapolis neighborhood, even the inscrutable "claw machine" in the back of the corner hardware store. The one thing Julia Gillian doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end. It doesn't seem as if it's going to have a happy ending, and that scares her. But Julia learns a little something about fear: sometimes you just have to work through it. And though bad things do happen sometimes, having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary - and much more fun.
* "Julia Gillian is acutely conscious of achieving a new maturity that allows her to question authority and to assert herself -- not bad for a nine-year old." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"McGhee's story will ring true true to young readers dealing with their own fears." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The book is well paced, laced with line drawings that capture Julia Gillian's slightly whimsical personality, and overall as satisfying as the strawberry bubble tea served at the Quang Restaurant." -- Publishers Weekly
"Lively ink-and-pencil drawings show Julia making her rounds, wearing a fierce raccoon mask for courage and realizing that, while life doesn't always turn out the way she wants it to, that's okay." -- The Horn Book
Known by all as a know-it-all, ten-year-old Julia prides herself on being able to answer all questions about nearly anything, but when she realizes that she doesn't know the ending to the book she is reading, Julia discovers that learning something new can be quite fun as well. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Series Title: Julia Gillian
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Alison McGhee
Street Date: April 15, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-3630