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Title:
Just my luck!
Author:
O'Connor, Jane, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
When Nancy learns there is a whole list of what's lucky and what isn't, she tries to sort out what she really believes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 164710.
ISBN:
9780062083142

9780062083135
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Learn all about luck with Fancy Nancy in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's beginning reader Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck! This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. When Nancy discovers there's a whole list of what's lucky and what's not, her mind starts spinning. There are so many things to keep track of! Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in Nancy's attempts to sort out what she really believes.


Author Notes

Jane O'Connor was born in New York City in 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Smith College in 1969. In 1971, she began her publishing career by working in the editorial department of Hastings House Publishers. From 1977 to 1983, she was an editor at Scholastic, Inc.; then she moved to Random House, where she became editor-in-chief of children's books. In 1989, she moved to Grosset and Dunlap.

Her first novel, Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby, was published in 1979. Since then she has written more than 30 children's books including the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, the Fancy Nancy series and the adult novels Dangerous Admissions and Almost True Confessions. She has won numerous awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Honor book in 1981 for Magic in the Movies: The Story of Special Effects, with Katy Hall; Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Library Association in 1982 for Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby; and the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007 for Fancy Nancy. She is vice-president and editor-at-large for Penguin Books for Young Readers. In 2013 her title Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Sees The Future made The New York Times Best Seller List. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Fancy Nancy is back, with her wild curly hair and unique fashion sense, for a truly lucky adventure. Nancy's curiosity sparks quickly when a classmate reveals during show-and-share a rare four-leaf clover that brings good luck . . . even more . . . than finding a penny. Nancy discovers to her dismay, though, that bad luck exists, too, and plenty of it! Trying to avoid sidewalk cracks and the number 13 is exhausting, and Nancy would like to believe Ms. Glass, who says this luck stuff simply isn't true. When a black cat, which is double-trouble bad luck, runs by Nancy, the result will surprise even the most superstitious of readers. Together, the line-and-watercolor pictures (based on the art of Robin Preiss Glasser), simple sentences, and Nancy's well-defined keywords throughout help beginning readers move quickly through the story and give them plenty to consider, along with Nancy, about luck.--Miller, Annie Copyright 2014 Booklist