Bad Luck Girl

Bad Luck Girl Author Sarah Zettel
ISBN-10 9780375983207
Year 2014-05-27
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and jazz-hot Chicago in this stylish series. After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms. By accident, she discovers that fairies aren't the only magical creatures in the world. There's also Halfers, misfits that are half fairy and half other--laced with strange magic and big-city attitude. As the war heats up, Callie's world falls apart. And even though she's the child of prophecy, she doubts she can save the Halfers, her people, her family, and Jack, let alone herself. The fairies all say Callie is the Bad Luck Girl, and she's starting to believe them. A strong example of diversity in YA, the American Fairy Trilogy introduces Callie LeRoux, a half-black teen who stars in this evocative story full of American history and fairy tales. Supports the Common Core State Standards. Praise for Bad Luck Girl: "All the powers that be want to use Callie's magic to win the war for their side, and nobody cares what happens to Callie, Jack or the Halfers, raising the stakes to frighteningly high levels. Callie and Zettel bring this stellar trilogy to a satisfyingly sentimental conclusion." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "[Zettel's] strong characterizations, historical detail, and carefully constructed fantastic elements create a high-energy literary fusion that fans will devour." --SLJ From the Hardcover edition.

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge Author Mai Donohue
ISBN-10 0692728767
Year 2016-08-10
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher
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This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam's rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war. Her battle is not against soldiers but against her neighbors and a thousand years of tradition. Born during Ho Chi Minh's revolution against the French, she was just a baby when his followers in the village, out of spite, came to her home one night and murdered the men in the family, driving her mother mad with fear and rage. She was fourteen when her mother forced her to marry and have a child with a brutal man who beat and tortured her, finally leaving her for dead beside the road. Recovered, she ran away with her infant son, only to discover there was no place for them. To save her baby's life, she returned home in disgrace, only to face the Viet Cong. In desperation she escaped again, leaving her child in safety, she thought. On Saigon's deadly streets, with no identity papers, she became an outlaw, hiding from her ex-husband, grieving for her lost child. Homeless, penniless and pursued, only her dream of freedom kept her alive. Then one day she would meet a saintly woman, who gave her hope, and an Irish-American naval officer, who gave her love. Crossing the Bamboo Bridge is a tale of mothers and daughters, and of their children. It is a tale of war, and grief, and a young girl's dreams. It is a stunning epiphany of hope where there is none, of courage in the face of despair, of love, respect and freedom.

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Author Kristin Levine
ISBN-10 1440699402
Year 2009-01-22
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole lot more when the town barber, who is black, is put on trial for a terrible crime. Together Dit and Emma come up with a daring plan to save him from the unthinkable. Set in 1917 and inspired by the author?s true family history, this is the poignant story of a remarkable friendship and the perils of small-town justice

The Good Luck Girl

The Good Luck Girl Author Kerry Reichs
ISBN-10 9781409107125
Year 2009-08-06
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Maeve Connolly is tired of being labelled as irresponsible. Yes, she may spend unhealthy amounts of time on Facebook and watch marathon sessions of America's Next Top Model, but Maeve isn't a typical post-college slacker. Determined to change her life and make her own luck, Maeve impulsively decides on a grand adventure - driving cross country to LA. But en route, Maeve's car breaks down and she is stranded in Unknown, Arizona. It is here, alone and in the middle of nowhere, that Maeve finally faces up to the reality of her past. What Maeve has denied acknowledging, even to herself, is that she isn't running from bad luck, but from something much more complicated - something that made her feel as though the world would never turn again, and her heart would always remain closed. What begins as a hilarious and quirky coming-of-age tale soon deepens into a complex portrayal of survivorship and one woman's journey to a new beginning. Funny, irreverent, and moving in equal measure, The Good Luck Girl will leave you smiling through tears.

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm Book 11

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm  Book  11 Author Megan McDonald
ISBN-10 9780763661984
Year 2012-08-14
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Will Judy’s lucky penny lead her to the nation’s capital — or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it? The lucky penny in Judy Moody’s pocket sure does seem to be working. She can’t stop winning — at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she’ll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. Watch out, District of Cool, here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest kid ever, until . . . oh, no! Her lucky penny just did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin’s magic gone kerflooey?Are some people, like Jessica Finch or Stink, destined to have all the luck, while she, Judy Moody, gets stuck with a yard full of three-not-four leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties? ROAR!

Bad Luck

Bad Luck Author Pseudonymous Bosch
ISBN-10 9781474919227
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
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Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD and never do what they’re told. And you always do what you’re told. Don’t you? "An unputdownable read with a very clever mix of suspense and humour" - Primary Times on Bad Magic, book one in The Bad Books series

Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe Author Paula Stokes
ISBN-10 9780062379986
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about one girl’s tragic past and a boy who convinces her that maybe her luck is about to change. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han. Maguire knows she’s bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. But then on her way out of her therapist’s office, she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star, who wants to help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away, but staying away may be harder than she thought.

The Bad Luck Bride

The Bad Luck Bride Author Janna MacGregor
ISBN-10 9781250116130
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight Cryer No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse... Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancée in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper... “Full-bodied romance...with intelligence and heart."—Cathy Maxwell "Captivating characters and a romance that sizzles."—Eloisa James "Will leave you swooning."—Sabrina Jeffries The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!

The Bad Luck Play

The Bad Luck Play Author Janet Lorimer
ISBN-10 9781602919204
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Saddleback Educational Publ
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Just 32-pages each- eBooks for struggling readers power-packed with reading employment. Here are 40 exciting hi-lo books with various themes guaranteed to keep your students turning the pages until the very end! Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella Author Adeline Yen Mah
ISBN-10 9780141933818
Year 2009-02-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

The Baby Sitters Club 17 Mary Anne s Bad Luck Mystery

The Baby Sitters Club  17  Mary Anne s Bad Luck Mystery Author Ann M. Martin
ISBN-10 9780545534536
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Mary Anne should never have thrown away that chain letter she got in the mail. Ever since she did, bad things have been happening--to everyone in the Baby-sitters Club. With Halloween coming up, Mary Anne's even more worried--what kind of spooky thing will happen next? Then Mary Anne finds a new note in her mailbox: Wear this bad-luck charm, it says. OR ELSE. Mary Anne has to do what the note says. But who sent the charm? And why send it to Mary Anne? If the BSC doesn't solve this mystery soon, their bad luck might never stop! The best friends you'll ever have--with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

If It Wasn t for Bad Luck

If It Wasn t for Bad Luck Author Alan Crowe
ISBN-10 9781456701802
Year 2011-01-28
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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DISC JOCKEY. COMPERE. ACTOR. CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINER. WRITER. ENTERTAINMENT AGENT PROMOTER & CONSULTANT. COSTUMED CHARACTER.RECORDING ARTISTE. REVIVALIST. TOWN COUNCILLOR. SCHOOL GOVENOR. LOCAL HISTORIAN. - An unbelievable list of credits by an equally unbelievable character. This book tells of how one man with no financial backing made a name for himself in the entertainment world, appeared on television and film sets, mixed with the rich and famous, yet still found the time to help those less fortunate than himself.