Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

by Susan Lubner

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Told with humor and heart, this is a middle grade story about family, friendship, and hope -- plus cats in sweaters!

Living in the small town of East Thumb, Maine, upstairs from her family's diner, twelve-year-old Lizzy Sherman searches for signs to guide her and perhaps guarantee her a bump-free...
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Published By Running Press Kids

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 224

Publication Date 11/06/2018

ISBN 9780762465026

Dimensions 5.75 inches x 8.62 inches


"Short sentences and delightful details create a similar air to recent quirky classics such as Sheila Turnage's Three Times Lucky."

— School Library Journal

"Lizzy's search for signs may be something anxious kids relate to and will hopefully inspire them to reach out to those around them. A good conversation starter for discussions on emotional and mental wellness."
— Booklist

"Readers are in luck! Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl is a lively tale of compassion and self-discovery, with a perfect blend of humor, heart, and hope. Lizzy's optimism, drive, and quirky belief in signs from the universe make her a character worth rooting for."

— --Anna Staniszewski, author of The Dirt Diary

"On one hand, Lizzy is about the luckiest girl you ever heard of. She lives over her family's small-town diner, enjoying an endless supply of sandwiches and ice cream sundaes. But Lizzy is also a worrier, constantly searching for reassuring signs from the universe. When a mission to feed a stray cat turns up a runaway girl, Lizzy gains a whole new set of worries. Readers will root for the memorable, kindhearted protagonist in this engaging story about loss and recovery."

— Martha Freeman, author of Zap! and the Secret Cookie Club series

"Lizzy's desperate need for luck tugged at my heart. Bittersweet, beautiful, and recommended for anyone who's searched for a sign that things will turn out okay-or worried that they might not."

— -Kelly Jones, author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

"Brimming with small-town charm, quirky characters and clever humor, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl showcases just how courageous we must be to hold onto hope, especially after loss. Hand this to someone who might need gentle encouragement to love their corner of the world-and to anyone who has ever considered putting a sweater on a cat."

— -Beth Vrabel, author of The Reckless Club, Caleb and Kit, and the Pack of Dorks series

"Lizzy Sherman is the kind of kid you want to give a hug and a high-five to, as she tries to make the world a better place one lost cat (and one runaway kid!) at a time. I feel very fortunate to have found Susan Lubner's fresh, funny, and utterly unforgettable novel, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl, which winningly imparts the wisdom that it's not enough to just hold on to lucky things... sometimes, you also need to let go."

— -Erica S. Perl, author of All Three Stooges and When Life Gives You O.J.