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The Higher Power of Lucky

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3,221 Ratings and 851 Reviews

Book Description
Lucky, age ten, can't wait another day. The meanness gland in her heart and the crevices full of questions in her brain make running away from Hard Pan, California (population 43), the rock-bottom only choice she has.

It's all Brigitte's fault -- for wanting to go back to France. Guardians are supposed to stay put and look after girls in their care! Instead Lucky is sure that she'll be a... More
Book Information
PublisherPerfection Learning
BindingLibrary Binding (14 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages144
Publication Date12/01/2008
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About Susan Patron (Author) : After working in children's services at the Los Angeles Public Library for 35 years, I retired in 2007. That was the same year my book, THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY was awarded the Newbery Medal.My previ... more
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About Matt Phelan (Illustrator) : Matt Phelan is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Matt Phelan include The Higher Power of Lucky, Always, Very Hairy Bear. Matt was born and rai... more
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Reader Comments
7/8/2016 Linda Rae Apolzon said: Lucky made me remember how I felt as a kid. The setting is an outlandishly small town in the middle of the desert full of colorful characters. After reading Lucky's thoughts and actions, all other books paled into adults remembering childhood--Lucky is REAL.
tags: I recommend, I read

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9/5/2011 Naomi Hawkins Rowe tagged as: I recommend

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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I read

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6/6/2009 Mary Paladin said: I enjoyed this book but, not as much as I thought I would. I LOVED the characters and story premise; I didn't really care for the style of writing. It is a Newberry Medal winner and deservedly so (just not my taste in style).
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5/20/2009 Debbie Williamson said: Lucky will get in your head and your heart. We should all be so lucky... to read this delightful book.. and I love Matt Phelan's art.
tags: Inspired me

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4/27/2009 Tracy O'Daniel

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2/4/2009 Linda Hildonen said: There is a higher power to this book.
tags: I'm reading

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2/2/2009 Holly Pettit tagged as: I recommend

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 690008
tags: overrated, children's lit

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5/25/2008 Kristin Walker

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3/28/2008 Kelly Sonnack said: Just an amazing book. Pure poetry on each page.
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3/14/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I read

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12/20/2007 Nancy Viau said: I enjoyed this one, and for the life of me, I can't see why such a fuss was made over the word "scrotum."
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12/9/2007 Angela Goughnour tagged as: I read

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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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6/22/2007 Gina Marysol Ruiz said: http://ginasblogging.blogspot.com/2007/03/higher-power-of-lucky.html

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4/21/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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