The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron audiobook

The Higher Power of Lucky

By Susan Patron
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Listening Library (Audio) 9781416901945

The Lucky Trimble Series: Book 1

3.64 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive Author Interview 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 abandoned to some orphanage in Los Angeles where her beloved dog, HMS Beagle, won’t be allowed. She’ll have to lose her friends Miles, who lives on cookies, and Lincoln, future U.S. president (maybe) and member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. Just as bad, she’ll have to give up eavesdropping on twelve-step anonymous programs where the interesting talk is all about Higher Powers. Lucky needs her own–and quick. But she hadn’t planned on a dust storm. Or needing to lug the world’s heaviest survival-kit backpack into the desert.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal

Winner of ALSC Notable Children's Recordings, 2008

Winner of Newbery Medal Winner, 2007

BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive Author Interview

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 abandoned to some orphanage in Los Angeles where her beloved dog, HMS Beagle, won’t be allowed. She’ll have to lose her friends Miles, who lives on cookies, and Lincoln, future U.S. president (maybe) and member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. Just as bad, she’ll have to give up eavesdropping on twelve-step anonymous programs where the interesting talk is all about Higher Powers. Lucky needs her own–and quick.
But she hadn’t planned on a dust storm.
Or needing to lug the world’s heaviest survival-kit backpack into the desert.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Patron [is] a master of light but sure characterization and closely observed detail. A small gem.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Listeners will especially appreciate Campbell's subtlety and smooth, comforting delivery in a heartbreaking scene in which 10-year-old Lucky recalls, with gentle support from her best friend, her deceased mother's memorial service. On the remainder of the recording, Campbell remains a welcoming guide to Lucky’s world.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Patron

Author Bio: Susan Patron

Susan Patron specialized in Children’s Services for 35 years at the Los Angeles Public Library before retiring in 2007, the same year her novel The Higher Power of Lucky was awarded the Newbery Medal. As the library’s Juvenile Materials Collection Development Manager, she trained and mentored children’s librarians in 72 branches. Patron has served on many book award committees, including the Caldecott and Laura Ingalls Wilder Committees of the American Library Association.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.64
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English