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The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Book 1
Have Pen, Will Travel


HavePenWillTravel cover

One girl. One sketchbook. One week of camping 
with the world's most annoying relatives!

Ellie McDougal (better known to her friends as McDoodle)
is being held prisoner . . . by her aunt, uncle, three annoying
cousins, and baby brother, Ben-Ben. 
Sentenced to a camping trip with them while her parents are out of town,
Ellie is absolutely, positively determined to hate every single minute of it. 
Thank goodness she at least has her sketch journal in which
to record all of the excruciating (and, ahem, funny) details. 
But how will Ellie keep her journal from falling into Er-ick the Enemy's hands? 
And what will happen if -- inconceivable! -- she actually starts having fun? 
Part graphic novel, part confessional journal, part wilderness survival guide,
Ellie's story is a treat for young campers, vacationers, or any kid looking to
curl up with a great summer read.

What the reviewers say:

"A quick read with a lot of heart."
-- Becky's Book Reviews

"I am always on the lookout for great books to serve as models
for kids' own writers' notebooks. This is one I'll add to my collection."
-- A Year of Reading Blog

"Part journal, part graphic novel, all fun (with echoes
of Harriet the Spy)."
--Kirkus Reviews


elliemcdoodlecover   Have Pen Will Travel paperback cover   EllieMcDHavePenrepackagesmw

These are all the same book.
The brown cover is the first hardcover
and the yellow books are early paperbacks.


Price: $ 12.95 US
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 "
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers
Reviews: Lots of great ones
Hardcover version:
176 pages, $12.99
Release date: May 1, 2007
Reissued May 28, 2013
ISBN 9781619631731
Paperback version:
192 pages, $6.99
Release date: May 27, 2008
Reissue edition (May 24, 2011):
ISBN-10: 1599907151
ISBN-13: 978-1599907154

Quick facts:
Ellie McDoodle book 1 was born: May 2007
Genre: highly-illustrated middle-grade novel
What that means: art on every page
Number of pages: 176
Number of pictures: Zillions!
Number of frogs: Bajillions!!!
Number of games,
pranks & nature facts:
Let's just say LOTS!

Ellie McDoodle


The Ellie McDoodle Diaries are found in 8 languages around the world,
sometimes with a very different title and cover. Ellie's name even changes!
Here are Ellie books from France, Italy, China, and Brazil.

EllieGribouilleFRbigfull  EllyePennyITmed   Ellie Chinese translation  Ellie McDoodle, Brazil translation

BUY the Ellie McDoodle books at your favorite local independent bookstore. 
Or buy it from my local indie store here: http://tinyurl.com/schulerbooks 
(shipping’s just $1 per book!) 
Ellie is also available at: http://www.powells.com , http://www.barnesandnoble.com , 
http://www.walmart.com/ , http://amazon.com ,
and many fine bookstores across the country and online. 
And it’s at several airport bookstores, too -- ask for it!


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