Lucky Strike


Product Details

Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date
5.2 X 7.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Bobbie Pyron is the author of The Dogs of Winter, which received three starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year. She grew up in Florida, now lives in Park City, Utah, and works as a librarian in Salt Lake City.


Praise for Lucky Strike:
A not-to-be missed, begs-to-be-read-aloud, once-in-a-blue-moon book. -- Katherine Applegate, author of Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan

If only every summer could be sprinkled with this kind of magic... This is a lovely storm of a story. -- Natalie Lloyd, author of A Snicker of Magic

If you're holding Lucky Strike, consider yourself lucky. Open it and read immediately. If you aren't holding it, run now and do so. Open it and read immediately. You will consider yourself lucky. Trust me. -- Barbara O'Connor, author of How to Steal A Dog

*Characters leap off the pages, adding rich depth to an already satisfying tale... Amusing, endearing and sometimes even electrifying. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*This well-told story of growth, friendship, and small-town life hits all the right notes. -- School Library Journal, starred review

A dramatic and sweetly poignant story, enlivened by a dash of magical realism. -- Publishers Weekly

Filled with Southern charm, a bit of magic, and a cast of quirky characters. -- Voice of Youth Advocates

Praise for The Dogs of Winter:

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Compelling and highly original fiction... An absorbing account. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Absorbing...The many vivid details of street life and the convincing portrayals of even minor characters help bring the story to life. A source bibliography is appended. Written with compassion as well as grim, sometimes brutal realism, this novel offers a riveting story as well as material for reflection and discussion. -- Booklist, starred review

Well-crafted sentences, lively dialogue, and a remarkable story line combine for an absorbing adventure tale that young readers will find irresistible. -- Horn Book

Pyron delivers a reflective, hard-hitting story about the bond between child and dog...The book's emotional impact is immense. -- Publishers Weekly