The Resource Clover's luck, by Kallie George ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

Clover's luck, by Kallie George ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

Label
Clover's luck
Title
Clover's luck
Statement of responsibility
by Kallie George ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Title variation
Clovers luck
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Clover, who wants to change her bad luck, accepts a position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and soon finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, princesses, and, unfortunately, witches
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Storyline
Award
  • Willow Awards, Shining Willow category, 2016.
  • OLA Best Bets, 2015.
Review
  • Grades 2-4 Clover, despite her name, knows she’s the unluckiest girl in the world. With her best friend, Emma, away at pony camp and parents who work all the time, Clover has resigned herself to spending the summer alone. When her pet canary escapes through a broken window—the third pet in a row—animal-loving Clover chases the bird into the woods, where she happens upon an ad for volunteers at an animal-adoption agency. Thinking it might be a way to care for animals without losing them, Clover answers the ad and finds herself working with Mr. Jams at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency. When Mr. Jams leaves Clover to take care of the agency, she wonders if her bad luck will bedevil her, especially with a devious witch lurking around. 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. -- Szwarek, Magan (Reviewed 02-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 11)
  • Gr 2 – 4 — Clover believes that she has bad luck. She keeps losing her pets and her best friend got into horse camp without her. She is dreading her summer. This changes when her latest pet, a bird, escapes after a baseball breaks a hole in her window. She follows her bird into the scary woods where no one is willing to go. Clover soon finds a sign advertising the need for animal lovers to volunteer at an agency called the M.A.A.A. She follows the directions, discovering an animal shelter that is like nothing she has ever seen. It is full of magical creatures like unicorns and dragons. Clover's summer is now far from terrible, but she must keep her job a secret. When the youngster is left in charge for several days, she must deal with a pesky princess and a wicked witch while finding magical animals a good home. This story is cleverly told and Clover is an endearing protagonist. George writes descriptively, making readers feel at home in the cottage filled with visual wonders, delicious cinnamon toast, and surrounded by a forest carpeted with feathery moss. VERDICT This new chapter book series is perfect for young readers who love animals and fairy tales.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH --Kris Hickey (Reviewed February 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 2, p69)
  • The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series gets off to a promising start, introducing a girl named Clover whose self-professed bad luck shows signs of improving when she snags a volunteer gig with an agency devoted to finding good homes for cursed toads, miniature fairy horses, and other outside-the-norm creatures. After a witch sneaks into the agency and cuts off a unicorn’s tail, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind adventure for the resourceful and determined Clover, an easy heroine to root for. George’s warm storytelling and Boiger’s equally inviting pencil illustrations quickly establish the story’s enchanting and sometimes dangerous setting. Readers will be envious of the world of magic that Clover becomes ensconced in and eager to read future installments. Ages 7–10. Author’s agent: Emily Van Beek, Folio Literary Management. Illustrator’s agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed January 19, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 03, p)
  • Clover might have a lucky name, but she is sure that she's the unluckiest girl ever.Clover believes in luck, and she's tried everything to improve hers. She painted her room green (the color of clovers), she hung a horseshoe above her bed, and she carries a wishbone everywhere. Nothing works. Now her best friend, Emma, has gotten the last space at Pony Camp, and Clover will be alone all summer. When her pet canary escapes through a hole in her window, Clover chases the bird into the dark and forbidding Woods that surround the town. She doesn't catch the bird, but she sees an ad for volunteers at an animal adoption agency posted on a tree. When she finds the cottage on Dragon Tail Lane, she learns that Mr. Jams fosters magical animals. He accepts her as a volunteer but must leave on a special rescue mission almost immediately. He places Clover in charge. Can she do the job without her bad luck tripping her up—especially with a wicked witch about? George kicks off her Magical Animal Adoption Agency series with the tale of how Clover discovers her luck isn't what she thought it was. All works out appropriately conveniently for the audience, and the solidly written, 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. (Fantasy. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392444
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, K.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boiger, Alexandra
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Magical Animal Adoption Agency
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Pet adoption
  • Magic
  • Fortune
  • Imaginary creatures
  • Pet adoption
  • Magic
  • Luck
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Clover's luck, by Kallie George ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862400413
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781423183822
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862400413
Label
Clover's luck, by Kallie George ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862400413
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781423183822
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862400413

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