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The Thing about Luck


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There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luckand#8212;which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Summer knows that andlt;Iandgt;kouun andlt;/Iandgt;means and#8220;good luckand#8221; in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japanand#8212;right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their bossand#8217;s cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck andlt;Iandgt;must andlt;/Iandgt;be finishedand#8212;but then it gets worse. And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Cynthia Kadohataand#8217;s ode to the breadbasket of America has received six starred reviews and won the National Book Award.andlt;Iandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;

About the Author

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medaland#8211;winning book andlt;Iandgt;Kira-Kira, andlt;/Iandgt;the National Book Award winner andlt;Iandgt;The Thing About Luckandlt;/Iandgt;, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner andlt;iandgt;Weedflowerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Cracker!, Outside Beautyandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;A Million Shades of Grayandlt;/iandgt;, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including andlt;iandgt;The Floating Worldandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.Julia Kuo is the creator of andlt;iandgt;20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animalsandlt;/iandgt; as well as the charming board book andlt;iandgt;Everyone Eatsandlt;/iandgt;. Julia also created the cover and interior artwork for Newbery Medal winning author Cynthia Kadohataand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;The Thing About Luckandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author Jenny Hanand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dreamandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Chicago.

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Kadohata, Cynthia
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Kuo, Julia
Family - Multigenerational
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Children s-General
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Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
f-c cvr (fx: spot UV, foil); digital
193.675 x 130.175 mm
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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