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News from me, Lucy McGee, by Mary Amato ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve

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News from me, Lucy McGee
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News from me, Lucy McGee
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by Mary Amato ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve
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eng
Summary
Lucy avoids her school's new Uke Club to help neighbor Scarlet create a Poetry Club, although Scarlet keeps telling her to do things that seem wrong.--
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Review
  • Gr 2–5—Lucy McGee always looks on the bright side of life, but she has a dilemma. Her dad signed her up for the Songwriting Club after school, but at recess one of the most popular girls, Scarlett, told her about the new Craft Club and chose Lucy to help her. Lured by the big surprise that Scarlett promised, she decides to skip the Songwriting Club even though it means disappointing her friend Phillip and lying to her parents. It turns out that getting the Craft Club ready means doing all the work that Scarlett dictates. While cleaning and painting wasn't the surprise she had in mind, Lucy remains enthusiastic. But her lying leads to stealing and necessitates more lying before it all comes crashing down around her, and she learns that she wasn't the only one not telling the truth. Despite her missteps, Lucy turns things around and figures out what it really means to be a friend. Readers will relate to likeable Lucy, who is kindhearted and genuine. Short chapters filled with pen-and-ink illustrations keep readers moving quickly through the action. VERDICT Recommended for libraries in need of short, accessible chapter books.—Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY --Laura Fields Eason (Reviewed 10/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 10, p63)
  • Nine-year-old Lucy McGee is enduring the type of manipulative bullying that's familiar to many grade schoolers. Popular Scarlett (whose bedroom features white carpeting!) invites her to join a new crafts club at her house. Lucy is supposed to be attending a school club, but who can turn down an invitation from someone like Scarlett? Sadly, the first club meeting only involves Lucy cleaning out the filthy garden shed while Scarlett crafts decorations. The following week, Scarlett convinces Lucy to take paint from the art room, telling her the teacher has given permission. Not only is that a lie, but when the pair gets to Scarlett's house, it's Lucy who has to do the messy wall painting while Scarlett rests. Bedazzled by Scarlett, Lucy repeatedly skips the Songwriting Club started by Phillip, a nice classmate who could use a friend. With brief text, characters are only sketched but are fully recognizable nonetheless. Thanks to Phillip's friendly overtures, her parents' gentle guidance, and some soul-searching, spirited Lucy eventually finds a better path to walk than being Scarlett's hapless sycophant, offering a nondidactic message to readers as well. Lucy and Scarlett appear white in Meserve's humorous sketches, but Phillip's skin is a shade darker. The children's spontaneous songs—all cleverly rhymed—are included along with a link to an online audio version. Fun accompanied by useful life lessons. (Fiction. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2018)
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10739292
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Amato, Mary
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[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
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Meserve, Jessica
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True
Series statement
Lucy McGee
Series volume
book 1
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  • Children
  • Clubs
  • Honesty
  • Ukulele
  • Children
  • Clubs
  • Honesty
  • Ukulele
Target audience
pre adolescent
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News from me, Lucy McGee, by Mary Amato ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn990140890
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780823438716
Lccn
2016058464
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)990140890
Label
News from me, Lucy McGee, by Mary Amato ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn990140890
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780823438716
Lccn
2016058464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990140890

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