The Higher Power of Lucky

By: Susan Patron

Illustrator: Matt Phelan

"The difference between a Guardian and an actual mom is that a mom can't resign. A mom has the job for life. But a Guardian like Brigitte could probably just say, 'Well, that's about it for this job. I'm going back to France now. Au revoir.'" Lucky has lived with her guardian, Brigitte, since her mother died, but lately it seems Brigitte may be thinking of leaving their home in Hard Pan, California (population 43). Rather than be left behind, Lucky decides to be the first one to go. Black-and-white illustrations. Winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal.

ISBN: 1416901949

JLG Release: Feb 2007


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Ten-year-old Lucky lives in Hard Pan, California, a tiny enclave on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. Her legal guardian is a beautiful, melancholy Frenchwoman, Brigitte. Patron's episodic tale of a grieving, insecure little girl is never heavy-handed or maudlin, due in part to quiet bursts of humor. Her sensory descriptions, supported by Phelan' Ten-year-old Lucky lives in Hard Pan, California, a tiny enclave on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. Her legal guardian is a beautiful, melancholy Frenchwoman, Brigitte. Patron's episodic tale of a grieving, insecure little girl is never heavy-handed or maudlin, due in part to quiet bursts of humor. Her sensory descriptions, supported by Phelan's gentle spot art, animate this unique community.

Book Details

ISBN

1416901949

First Release

February 2007

Genre

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

6 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Page Count

144

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.9; Points: 5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.5; Points: 9;

Lexile

Level 1010L

Format

Print Book

Edition

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