Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

These Unlucky Stars

9781547608560

Bloomsbury
Available: 03/01/22
5.51 x 8.25 · 288 pages
Ages 8-11 years
9781547608560
CDN $10.99 · pb

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Gillian McDunn

Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organized--they just don't understand the way she thinks, in lines and color. Everywhere she turns, she feels like an outsider, even at school, so she's been reluctant to get close to anyone.

When a Ding-Dong-Ditch" attempt goes wrong, Annie finds herself stuck making amends with Gloria, the eccentric elderly lady she disturbed. As she begins to connect with Gloria and her weird little dog, it becomes clear that Gloria won't be able to live on her own for much longer. But it's this brief and important friendship that gives Annie the confidence to let people in, and see how rich life can be when you decide to make your own luck and chart your own path to happiness.

In this heartwarming novel, acclaimed author Gillian McDunn shows us that even the most unexpected friendship has the power to change us forever.

Acclaim forCaterpillar Summer
An Indies Introduce Pick
A Texas Bluebonnet Selection
AParentsBest Book of the Year
AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
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Gillian McDunnis the author ofCaterpillar Summer andThe Queen Bee and Me. She has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. She currently lives near Raleigh, NC, with her family.
www.gillianmcdunn.com