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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Patron Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lucky Trimble Series Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • Winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tina | 2/20/2014

    " Cute but predictable. Not sure why it's a Newbury Award winner, though. I did get a little choked up at the end, but that's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Destinee Sutton | 2/10/2014

    " In case you don't know, this is the book that won the Newbery medal and caused all the fuss over the word scrotum. Scrota (I had to look up the right plural) aside, it's a neat little book about a young girl looking for answers to life's tough questions, which is all the more interesting in her case because she has a nontraditional family and an obsession with 12 Step groups. (And Lucky is a really cute name for a kid, though it's kind of always been a dog's name in my book.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amber | 2/7/2014

    " it was a beautiful, uncomplicated story, packed with truths about what it means to be human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Major | 1/21/2014

    " Lucky Trimble is ten years old and lives with her guardian in Hard Pan, California. Lucky wants to discover her "higher power" so that she can escape her life. When she discovers that her guardian is going to leave her, she decides to run away. That is when she realizes the true value of her life and friends. "

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