Absolutely Lucy (Absolutely Lucy Series #1)

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Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he's so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures—and friendships, too! In this heart warming story of a boy and beagle's friendship, Ilene Cooper begins the series that has charmed young readers and dog lovers alike.

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Overview

Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he's so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures—and friendships, too! In this heart warming story of a boy and beagle's friendship, Ilene Cooper begins the series that has charmed young readers and dog lovers alike.

Bobby is a shy boy until he gets a beagle puppy named Lucy, who helps him to make new friends.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Third grader Bobby Quinn is painfully shy. Bobby tells his mother that he doesn't need friends, but he knows that isn't true. Things start changing when Bobby's parents give him an exuberant puppy for his eighth birthday. His beagle, Lucy, knows how to make friends, and she teaches Bobby. Bobby quickly realizes how very much he does need friends. This chapter book has an engaging plot, endearing characters (animal and human) and age-appropriate text. Readers can empathize with Bobby and enjoy Lucy's antics. Bobby is a quiet, reflective child who still struggles with reaching out but grows more aware as the book progresses. Bobby learns that he may not be so different from other children after all. This title is one in the publisher's "Road to Reading" series. It also has a sequel by the same author entitled Lucy on the Loose. 2000, Golden Books, $11.99 and $3.99. Ages 5 to 9. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
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Gr 1-3-Children who are stretching their reading wings will enjoy these short chapter books. In Lucy, Bobby Quinn is a shy child who has no friends until he receives a beagle puppy for his eighth birthday. Named after a favorite baby-sitter who has moved away, Lucy becomes the child's best friend. During a long, hot summer, she helps him develop special relationships with an elderly neighbor, a talkative girl at dog obedience school, and a new boy who is also shy. Bobby's fears of new people and situations are skillfully captured, and the story is entertaining and well plotted. Bobby is an endearing character, and he and his dog are an appealing combination. Ghost Horse also deals with making friends, but with a supernatural touch. When Emily's family moves to a small town, she is unhappy about leaving her friends behind. From her new bedroom window, she spies a ghost horse and, with the help of a classmate, learns more about the fate of "Moonlight" and his owners. While many readers will identify more with the realistic portrayals in Cooper's work, Stanley's story also results in new friendships and provides readers with a bit of a mystery to solve. Welcome additions to any collection in which short chapter books are in demand.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307265029
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Absolutely Lucy Series , #1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 156,736
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., and her Stepping Stones Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, and Look at Lucy! She is also the children's books editor at ALA Booklist magazine.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    Jeremy's Book Review

    It was great. My favorite character is Lucy because she is cute when she digs the whole.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    Courtney's Book Review

    I loved this book. My favorite character is Lucy. I liked her because she is cute and she was the only one that knew how to dig holes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    Mikayla's Book Review

    This book was amazing. I love this book. You've got to try it. My favorite part was when Bobby got a beagle for his birthday. My favorite character was Candy because she is pretty.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2006

    A Shy Boy Who Learns Alot From His Friend Lucy

    I liked Absolutely Lucy because I like learning about different types of dogs. Lucy is special because she helps a boy make new friends. In the beginning the boy was very lonely.At the end he was very happy and had alot of friends because Lucy helped him learn not to be shy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Fun

    I like the dog because it is fun.
    Lily

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    good

    The time when it was bobbys birthday and got a puppy was my favorite part.

    My favorote character was lucy the dog because she is funny and cute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Allright baby-silverfoot

    I love u more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Starflight

    We do not have repers for the other two yet...but i hope for at least one male. I lllllllllloooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee you sooooooo much. Lickd cheek. Meet you at camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    It is like the best of all

    My favorite charictore is lucy because she is so cute and I like beagles because one time I had a dog named lucy butI had too sell her back because she was too much work and these apsoloty lucy books help me remember her and I feel like i am still with her which makes me so happy

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    Posted September 8, 2012

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Beagle Mania

    I highly recommend this book for the beginning "chapter book" reader. It can be enjoyed alone, or will be especially appreciated for all those who have read LITTLE LUCY a much easier read for those just starting to read on their own.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2009

    this book rocks and rolls

    Bobby Quinn is shy. He has trouble making friends. Then he gets a puppy for his birthday. Then his puppy helps him have adventures.

    I liked Absolutely Lucy because of the wild things his sister says and how his dog helps him make friends.

    I would recommend this book to people who like dogs and short chapters. -Sydney

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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