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The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club is a book that Lizzie has been has been assigned to read. A "post-it" on the front cover of the book lets readers know that this is Lizzie's personal copy. Featuring a "scholarly" introduction, the book centers on Darcy Lou, a young woman living on the Louisiana bayou of the late 1940s, whose orchid-growing mother, Tallulah, and her mother's crew of eccentric Cajun poker-playing friends, work together like fairy godmothers to help Darcy Lou attend the lavish New Orleans ball of her dreams. A "lost classic," The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club may not have been an Oprah Book Club selection, but it's sure to delight any Lizzie McGuire fan!
|Chapter 1||Birthday Girl||11|
|Chapter 2||A Letter Home||21|
|Chapter 3||Lightning Strike||31|
|Chapter 4||Alligator Chicken||45|
|Chapter 5||Lulubelle of the Ball||74|
|Chapter 6||Lost and Found||100|
|Chapter 7||New Horizon||114|
|About the Author||123|
Posted March 25, 2007
This seemingly short and childish book sends a great message to kids and adults alike-- be who you are, and not what others want you to be. I thought this was a great book and should be read no matter what your age is.
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Posted April 14, 2012
This book is very good. In the Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club, you learn about the life of a girl named Darcy Lou. Darcy Lou is growing up with her mom and her three aunts, Aunt Jo-Jo, Aunt Dalphia, and Aunt Maribelle. Darcy Lou is growing up in the Bayou of New Orleans. Her mother runs her flower business from their home. Every week her mom and aunts have the Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club meeting. Darcy Lou’s dad died and she wants to know what happened to him. Every year on Darcy Lou’s Birthday she wishes to know what happened to her father. Every year her aunts would make up a new story of why her dad died. When Darcy Lou is eleven she finally goes to public school. Darcy Lou only has one friend, which is Gator. Darcy Lou meets a young man named William Chatelaine. Darcy Lou is fifteen when she wishes that she could get a kiss from William at the ball. Will Darcy Lou and William find that they love each other? I recommend this book to young girls everywhere. This book is about a loving mother, daughter relationship, with a young girl who wants to find her happily ever after. I enjoyed this book very much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2010
This is such a great story. It's very well written and sends an important message about being who you are and staying true to yourself. It's sweet and heart-warming. It's an easy read and should be read by all ages!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 26, 2009
Posted April 1, 2005
Though the Tv series made the book out to be much more wonderful (and thicker). This book does make you think. A mere 121 pages sends a message that you should always forgive and stand by the ones you love. Even if it is a short book...it does send the message.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2004
I really liked this book. It sorta was or is like Cinderella with Darcy Lou's mom and her Cajun-poker club acting like the fairy godmothers and helping Darcy Lou go to the ball of her dreams. I think this book is kewl!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2004
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Posted February 21, 2009
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