Absolutely Lucy (Absolutely Lucy Series #1)

Absolutely Lucy (Absolutely Lucy Series #1)

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by Ilene Cooper, Amanda Harvey
     
 

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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

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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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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
School Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307510136
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/09/2009
Series:
Absolutely Lucy Series , #1
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
852,661
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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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Absolutely Lucy (Absolutely Lucy Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 14 reviews.
MsPogg More than 1 year ago
It was great. My favorite character is Lucy because she is cute when she digs the whole.
Ms_Pogg More than 1 year ago
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.
Ms_P More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the dog because it is fun. Lily
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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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Namma More than 1 year ago
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.
AndyMo More than 1 year ago
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