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Publication Order of Pets on the Loose Books

The Great Pet Escape (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Art Caper (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Roller Girl (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All's Faire in Middle School (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Stars are Scattered (With: Omar Mohamed) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Bea Rocks the Flock (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olympig! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pest in Show (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Victoria Jamieson

The American illustrator and author Victoria Jamieson has a bright and colorful style that really resonates with her young readers. Offering a fun and inventive approach to storytelling, she really allows her books to come alive on the page for her audience. This approach is something that she has come to excel at over the years, making a name for herself quite unlike any other. Knowing her readers well, she helps them learn whilst also entertaining them with her funny and humorously written stories.

There’s plenty for the reader to invest themselves in here, as her books are both written and drawn by her, making them entirely singular to her. Writing a graphic novel for a Young Adult audience too, she’s won awards for her work, making her one of the most idiosyncratic voices currently working within the industry to date. Letting her work speak for itself, she’s a talented artist and author, who’s got a lot more to say, as she writes on her own terms. Largely focusing on stand-alone titles and picture books, she tells her stories succinctly with an expert level of precision and style.

Often working with other artists and authors too, she’s managed to capture the attention of millions of readers from around the world. Gifted and talented, she writes work the resonates, and this is largely due to her well written characters who feel wholly genuine and real for the reader. Her books and stories stay with her audience long after they’ve put the book down, as they really do leave a strong imprint. With a lot more to come in the future too, she definitely is not finishing any time in the near future either, as her writing career carries on growing onwards and upwards.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in Havertown in Pennsylvania, Victoria Jamieson would harbor a creative streak from an early age. Illustrating her first book in just the third grade, she would fast find her distinct passion for illustrating and storytelling. Moving to Florida with her family when she was twelve, she would go on to spend a lot of time in Disney World, finding more about animation.

Later attending the Rhode Island School of Design, she would further nurture her craft, building upon her talent as an artist. Taking on several jobs first, she would soon find herself working in New York at HarperCollin’s Books as a book designer. Still writing to this very day, she currently lives in Pennsylvania, where she continues to put out work at a regular and consistent pace.

Writing Career

Starting out with children’s picture books back in 2009, Victoria Jamieson would release her first title ‘Bea Rocks the Flock.’ This book would be aimed at younger readers, with a bright and colorful visual style featured throughout, bringing each and every page to life. In 2012 she would also go on to publish ‘Olympig!,’ which is another stand-alone picture book moving along in a similar vein to before.

These would be largely for use in schools and libraries, but it would be her book ‘Roller Girl’ in 2015 that would really mark Jamieson as a writer to watch. The graphic novel would draw in a whole new young audience, and she would quickly follow it up in 2017 with ‘All’s Faire in Middle School. Nominated in 2016 for a Newbery Medal, she would gain the award for ‘Roller Girl,’ and has gone on to gain a lot of critical acclaim since.

Roller Girl

Originally released through the ‘Dial Books’ publishing label, this would first come out on the 10th of March back in 2015. The first full graphic novel for Victoria Jamieson, it would prove to be a hugely entertaining story for a large number of young readers. A coming-of-age story essentially, it really captures a sense of growing up and what it really means to find a true passion.

Astrid has always done everything with Nicole her best-friend, so she assumes that roller derby camp will also be the same. That’s when Nicole decides to sign up for dance camp instead with another friend, leaving Astrid heading off to roller derby camp alone. But, what she first believes is going to be scary and lonely, soon turns out to be one of the most exciting summers of her life. Where will her journey take her, what will happen at the roller derby camp, and can she truly succeed as the top roller girl?

Younger readers will appreciate not only the well paced storytelling, but the unique visual style and images as well. There’s a lot to appreciate really appreciate here, making it a highly engaging story, with compelling characters that definitely stand out. Letting the reader really invest themselves in the action, it takes the audience on a journey, with its self-contained story and characters.

When Stars Are Scattered

Initially published in 2020 on the 14th of April, this would be another stand-alone graphic novel for the author Victoria Jamieson. Writing alongside Omar Mohamed, it tells the story of his life, as it’s based in reality, and is essentially his own memoir. Looking at his true story, it would also have an audio version as well, going on to win numerous awards for its honest depiction of life as a refugee.

Spending the majority of their lives in Dadaab, Omar, along with his younger brother Hassan, have grown up in a refugee camp near Kenya. Life has become increasingly hard for the both of them, as they need care, leading to Omar attending school in order to change the outcome for them both. The only problem with this is, is that he must leave his younger brother behind for each day attends school. Over the course of this book the two of them bond, finding a new life, as they continually have hope for a better future.

This book is an extremely heartfelt look into the lives of young refugees living in Kenya, giving an insight into what it’s really like. There’s a lot here to invest in, as it really is an immersive story with a lot to offer readers both young as well as old. The characters are well drawn, with Omar basically telling his own story, and the environment being extremely well setup throughout.

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