Good Luck Ivy (American Girl Collection Series: Ivy)
  • Good Luck Ivy (American Girl Collection Series: Ivy)
  • Good Luck Ivy (American Girl Collection Series: Ivy)

Good Luck Ivy (American Girl Collection Series: Ivy)

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by Lisa Yee, Susan McAliley, Nika Korniyenko, Robert Hunt
     
 

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Ivy Ling feels unlucky. Her best friend, Julie Albright, has moved away, her mom is super busy with law school, and Ivy has to go to Chinese school every Saturday. Worst of all, Ivy learns that the annual Ling family reunion is scheduled for the same day as the All-City gymnastics tournament, for which Ivy has been practicing for months. When Ivy's parents tell… See more details below

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Ivy Ling feels unlucky. Her best friend, Julie Albright, has moved away, her mom is super busy with law school, and Ivy has to go to Chinese school every Saturday. Worst of all, Ivy learns that the annual Ling family reunion is scheduled for the same day as the All-City gymnastics tournament, for which Ivy has been practicing for months. When Ivy's parents tell her she has to decide which event to attend, she despairs--how can she please both her gymnastics coach and her family? Gradually Ivy realizes that she can make her own luck--and make a decision that's right for her.

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School Library Journal

Gr 2-5
In this "companion to the Julie books," set in San Francisco in the 1970s, the spotlight is on 10-year-old Ivy Ling, who is trying to find her way in a time of change. Julie moved away with her mother after her parents' divorce and, while she visits frequently, it is not the same as having a best friend since kindergarten right next door. Mrs. Ling is in law school, Ivy's father has taken a second job, her 12-year-old brother seems to do everything right, and Ivy feels the weight of every mistake she makes. The writing is accessible and appealing, and color illustrations are scattered throughout. Readers will be able to relate to but won't be overwhelmed by this story of making difficult decisions-Ivy needs to choose between her gymnastics tournament and attending a reunion of the Lings. Family interactions are warm and reassuring. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and newcomers will enjoy meeting this member of the "American Girl" crew. Back matter has a brief but interesting look into the history of Chinese Americans.
—Susan MoorheadCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593693565
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Series:
American Girl Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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