Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

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Greenwillow Books
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10.3 X 0.3 X 10.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of four other novels--All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Nuts to You, and Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Frank and Lucky Get Schooled; The Broken Cat; Snow Music: Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.


"Perkins's lighthearted pen-and-ink and watercolor vignettes take the pair through the seasons and multiple small escapades. This gentle, funny, engaging way of demonstrating how the world fits together and how living creatures understand it in their own ways is a fine celebration of learning."--Wall Street Journal
"Perkins has a knack for elegantly, playfully distilling the essence of the world, and in doing so, making readers feel lucky to be alive. This delightful story of a boy and his beloved pooch...[is] fresh, profound, and just plain fun."--Shelf Awareness
"Informative and entertaining, Frank and Lucky Get Schooled is an A+ picture book in every way."--BookPage
"Perkins' playful, multidisciplinary picture book follows the boy and his dog as they get to know each other and learn about the world...The wide variety of subjects is engrossing, but it's the bond between Frank and Lucky that steals the show."--Booklist
"Perkins gives young readers the story of a dog and his boy, and gives adults a terrific opportunity to show that you can learn things in all sorts of ways! This is a charmer!"--Shelf Awareness
"Discovering school subjects through imaginative scenarios makes learning a delight for two characters and their audience. ...This is foremost a story of love between a boy and dog, but even readers who don't have pets will want to get schooled with Frank and Lucky."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Ideas, motifs, and characters pop in and out in surprising but logical ways, and Perkins varies the page keep everybody's thinking caps firmly affixed. The strands of school and life, boy and dog, and curiosity and investigation are firmly, joyfully, braided throughout."--Horn Book (starred review)
"Newbery Medalist Perkins (Criss Cross) offers a simultaneously lighthearted and insightful look at education, in this story starring a boy and his newly rescued dog...[Perkins] brings a warm, conversational tone to the narrative...[and] demonstrates the value and rewards of investigating one's world, whether human or dog."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"When an unlucky boy and a lost dog find each other, their friendship leads to a lot of learning. ...Perkins' pen-and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations use vignettes and speech/thought bubbles to marvelous effect. ...this book should open readers' eyes to the learning all around them."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An endearing riff on life with a dog and a humorous take on early education...The breadth and easy local applicability makes this perfect for homeschoolers, but the combination of humor and gentle wonder will perk up any classroom--or young mind."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)