Lucky Cap

Lucky Cap

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by Patrick Jennings
     
 

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The summer before Enzo enters the 6th grade, his dad takes a job with a company cooler than Nike, Timberland, and Marc Ecko. Even better, he gets to spend the summer traveling with his father and the CEO/designer/head of the company, a cross between Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong. Working out all Summer, meeting new people, and growing up makes him come back a

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The summer before Enzo enters the 6th grade, his dad takes a job with a company cooler than Nike, Timberland, and Marc Ecko. Even better, he gets to spend the summer traveling with his father and the CEO/designer/head of the company, a cross between Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong. Working out all Summer, meeting new people, and growing up makes him come back a different kid - more confident and self-assured. But when all the other kids, especially the girls, start paying attention and treating him differently, he ascribes it all to his cool prototype lucky cap. Flirted with, more popular, invited onto the sports teams - it's all thanks to his Lucky Cap. And when it disappears, Enzo stops at nothing to get it back, so he won't lose his new-found status, only to sabotage himself.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—The summer before Enzo enters middle school he has "the most amazingest trip in the history of time," courtesy of his dad's new job with Kap, a major sportswear company. He spends a month staying in hotels, getting tips from pro athletes, and wearing the latest and greatest gear, including a one-of-a-kind prototype cap. Enzo believes that it is responsible for his amazing trip and his subsequent run of good luck upon starting school. He is nominated for class president, makes the basketball team, and is more popular than he ever imagined. His swift ascension to success and popularity isn't faultless, as he ditches his immature best friend almost immediately for someone he thinks is cooler. But overall, though, things are great, until the cap disappears. Suddenly, his luck turns and Enzo becomes desperate to find it before his life spirals out of control. Short chapters and plenty of humorous dialogue and descriptions keep the story moving at a quick pace. Enzo tries to figure out his identity and how to do what's right. The narrative also touches briefly on issues of marketing and branding, which could make for an interesting discussion. Enzo certainly has his flaws, and they make him a believable character whose voice will ring true with children even when they don't agree with his choices.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606843062
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
754,315
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Patrick Jennings blasted onto the children's book scene with his critically acclaimed Faith and the Electric Dogs, which received numerous starred reviews and is now in film development. Guinea Dog was called "a very funny book...would be particularly great for fifth-grade boys." by wired.com. Now that his children are middle-grade age, he has turned his focus to writing funny, easily accessible stories that will appeal to middle-schoolers. A former resident of Bisbee, Arizona, Jennings now lives in Washington State.  Visit him online at www.patrickjennings.com.

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Lucky Cap 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Halla i like to rap wanna hear one?rap so hot......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guinea dog is the story of a boy named Rufus who wants a dog but his dad hates them, so his mom brings home a guinea pig as a compromise. Rufusthinks that everybody will think he's stupid for having a pet guinea pig, but boy, he is WRONG!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Except the part when he kept saying i'm buff and all that was kind of annoying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, its just that i got annoyed when this popped up "(excpt for Nadine)"