There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency-but this one hasn't hatched yet! Mr. Jams brought home an enchanted egg from his last journey, and Clover can't wait to find out what kind of creature the polka-dotted, color-changing shell contains.
But one morning when Clover checks on the cozy nest of feathers she's made for the egg, she finds it empty, and the baby animal is nowhere in sight! Clover is anxious to find the creature, but the Agency is full of visitors looking for pets of their own. Will Clover be able to match them with their perfect companions and save the mysterious animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip?
With charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, the second book in Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series celebrates the magic of new friends and the power of seeing with your heart.
Praise for Clover's Luck
"[This] gentle tale of magic and self-reliance will entertain confident new independent readers. Clover's sweet story is a good next step for lovers of the Magic Tree House."
"Readers will be envious of the world of magic that Clover becomes ensconced in and eager to read future installments."
"The first novel in George's new series is a charming story, delicately written, with a winning heroine. Clover's first adventure with the magical animals at the agency comes to a conclusion that will satisfy young readers."
"Clover is a winning hero worth following."
-Library Media Connection
About the Author
Kallie George works as an author and editor in Vancouver, Canada, and she holds a master's in children's literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She finds all eggs enchanting, even ordinary ones. Visit her online at kalliegeorge.com, and discover more about the Magical Animal Adoption Agency at magicalanimaladoptionagency.com.
Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany, where she studied graphic design and then began a career in feature animation, allowing her to work for Warner Bros. UK and DreamWorks. Since transitioning to children's books, she has illustrated numerous popular titles, including the first book in the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, Clover's Luck. Alexandra is also the author-illustrator of her debut, Max and Marla. She lives with her husband and daughter in California. See more of her work online at alexandraboiger.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the Magical Animal Adoption Series. It was a cute story which deals with the importance of caring for animals, believing in yourself and others as well as looking beyond what is right in front of your face. Clover works at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency. They have brought in a mysterious egg and do not know what will hatch. Mr. Jams goes off to bring back an egg expert and leaves Clover in charge. While he is gone, lots of things happen. The egg hatches, but Clover can not find the animal. She sets all kinds of traps but has no success. What she does find are things being chewed up, food eaten and items destroyed. She must catch the magical animal before Mr. Jams returns. Meanwhile a box of kittens is left on the doorstep. One floats, one tumbles, one send sparks from its tail and the last freezes things with looks from its eyes. She is becoming very worried that she is not able to do the job Mr. Jams has given her. Luckily her pet kitten, Dipity, is able to calm the kittens. She handles a couple of adoptions (a unicorn and a fairy horse) quite successfully. She meats a giant couple who want a pet, but she has nothing for them at the time. The Vetranarian, the giants, the ghost and the Leprechauns all let her know what a great job she is doing. In the end, everything turns out just right. A great story with simple black and white illustrations that give just enough visuals to appeal to children. Thanks to netgalley and Disney-Hyperion for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.