The thing about luck
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Contributors:
Kuo, Julia, illustrator.
Published:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
269 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
700L
Status:
Hermitage Elementary - Kids Fiction
PB F KAD
Description
There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck--which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. Summer knows that kouun means "good luck" in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan--right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss's cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own. Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck must be finished--but then it gets worse. And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family. Cynthia Kadohata's ode to the breadbasket of America has received six starred reviews and won the National Book Award.
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PB F KAD
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781442474659 (pbk.) :, 1442474653 (pbk.) :
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.7, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
700

Notes

General Note
Includes reading guide.
Description
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,4.7,7,160447
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kadohata, C., & Kuo, J. (2014). The thing about luck. First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kadohata, Cynthia and Julia, Kuo. 2014. The Thing About Luck. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kadohata, Cynthia and Julia, Kuo, The Thing About Luck. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kadohata, Cynthia,, and Julia Kuo. The Thing About Luck. First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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