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The Higher Power of Lucky


Series
Hard Pan Trilogy

by
Susan Patron
illustrated by
Matt Phelan

Edition
-
Publisher
Atheneum
ISBN
1416901949
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"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.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

6 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Dewey

F

AR

5.9: points 5

Lexile

1010L

Scholastic Reading Counts

9

JLG Release

Feb 2007

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*

Horn Book

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.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

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.

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