Lucky on the Loose

Lucky on the Loose

by Betsy Duffey, Leslie H. Morrill
     
 

When George goes to a baseball camp, his dog Lucky is sent to a kennel. But Lucky thinks George has consigned him to a dog pound, so he escapes. When George gets the news, he plots his own escape, with hilarious and unexpected results. A companion to A Boy in the Doghouse and Lucky in Left Field.  See more details below

Overview

When George goes to a baseball camp, his dog Lucky is sent to a kennel. But Lucky thinks George has consigned him to a dog pound, so he escapes. When George gets the news, he plots his own escape, with hilarious and unexpected results. A companion to A Boy in the Doghouse and Lucky in Left Field.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-An enjoyable tale of separation and friendship. Told from a dog's perspective as well as that of his young owner, the pleasant story is dotted with mystery, confusion, and cleverness, all of which should keep readers on the edge of their seats. While his parents take a vacation, George is going to Camp Knockahoma and his dog is being sent to a nearby kennel. Many youngsters will identify with the boy's feelings at being separated from his pet. Likewise, the ride to the kennel brings sad and scary thoughts of the pound to Lucky, and he takes the first opportunity to escape. The ingenious plan George and his camp friends cook up to find the runaway canine leads to a delightful ending, and the charming illustrations make the text come alive.-Denise Furgione, Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ
Julie Corsaro
As in the previous two books about George and Lucky ("A Boy in the Doghouse" and "Lucky in Left Field"), the latest entry has chapters that alternate viewpoints between the boy and his dog. This time, George unhappily goes to baseball camp, his parents merrily go to the Bahamas, and Lucky is dumped at a local kennel. Lucky escapes from "the terrible place" (he thinks it is the pound) and is taken in by a farmer. George (told of Lucky's disappearance) tries to escape from the camp but ends up at an Atlantic Braves baseball game, where he and his cabin-mates rescue the wayward pooch. While the storyline is both contrived and predictable, the subject matter and emotions (Was George the "it all" his parents wanted to get away from?) will appeal to transitional readers. The text is given physical variety by large-print sound effects, road mileage listings, and George's rather flowery letters to his canine companion. Illustrations not seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671864248
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/07/1993
Pages:
83

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