Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter with Jeff Kinney

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In a virtual event all pet lovers will enjoy, author Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrator Michelle Mee Nutter join us to share their new middle grade graphic novel, ALLERGIC, a coming-of-age story about a girl with severe allergies trying to find the perfect pet. It's a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong. Megan and Michelle will be in conversation with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID author Jeff Kinney. Save your spot in the free event below. 

Megan and Michelle have kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing their book from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last. 

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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.

Megan Wagner Lloyd is the author of several picture books, including Paper MiceBuilding BooksFinding Wild, and A Fort-Building Time. She lives in the Washington DC area. Visit her online at

Michelle Mee Nutter graduated with a BFA 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

Event date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338568905
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338568912
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

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