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Lucky By Chris Hill


Ss with the opening to a follow p book especially on the topic of red suirrels versus grey ones I hope it comes one day but red suirrels versus grey ones I hope it comes one day but s been five years and no second book so I suppose the ride ends here I can only hope books about animals with fighting blood strong characters death and such come along and fill our lives An orphaned suirrel is adopted into a clan called Cloudfoot He along with friends and help from his adoptive mother tries to fit in and pass the test to become one of the Watch and Patrol But Lucky is smaller and slower and weaker than the other males and he struggles to pass the grueling test His chance to fit in comes when treacherous suirrels from across the avenue attack the Cloudfoot clan Lucky and his friends will have to strategize and think The Cattlemans Ready-Made Family uickly to keep the invaders from overthrowing their home LUCKY by Chris Hill is an animal adventure that tells the story of feuding suirrel clansLucky is a small red suirrel who has been adopted by a band of gray suirrels Heickly learns that he must develop some new skills in order to fit in and to survive in Albion Park Along the way he meets a cast of interesting characters including dogs a fox and a rival group of gray suirrelsThe author s note provides information about the history of gray and red suirrels in the UKLibrarians will find that this book appeals to middle grade animals lovers Fans of the Warriors series and classics like Watership Down The Wind in the Willows and Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMN will immediately be drawn to the characters It s also a good choice for readers who enjoyed the Elliot s Park books and are ready for
a little longerPublished by Chicken an imprint of Scholastic on February 23 2016 ARC courtesy of the publisher I ll begin by saying that the thought that went into this book eg creating the clans and giving the clan members distinct personalities is admirable I was able to get my hands on an advance reader s edition copy of this book and I read the entire thing aloud to my partner The characters in this book fall nicely into tried and true tropes and this doesn t hurt the story I will say that having read the Redwall series at a very young age perhaps I dove in with hopes too high about the writing style vs the target audience Young children will enjoy this book Reading it as an adult however faced me with a dilemma of wanting for variances in detail a lot of the same phrases adjectives adverbs etc are True Colours (Somerset, used over and over again illustrating the same scenes again and again It got droleickly I d often have to pause and re word how I read a sentence a few times over and my boyfriend would still make a weird face at me even if I over and my boyfriend would still make a weird face at me even if I gotten through it successfully I m not saying I m the perfect reader but we couldn t argue against some of the syntax in the book feeling awkward That being said my boyfriend enjoyed the read than I did This would likely be ideal to read aloud to kids especially if you re a librarian or an elementary school English teacher just make sure you don t let any frustration with the writ. Y different than him He needs lots of luck to fit in and even to pass the Suirrel Trial that will give him a permanent plac. ,

Loved reading this book with my son Yes he nderstands this is not a non fiction book about suirrel behavior Interesting characters Yes he nderstands this is not a non fiction book about suirrel behavior Interesting characters twists lessons for how to stand The Billionaires Bidding up for yourself when you just don t fit in Stories where animals are portrayed as human like characters don t normally appeal to me so I was skeptical when I picked this bookp I was pleasantly surprised by how The Bride In Law uickly I was pulled in to the plot Lucky is a red suirrel who awakes from an injury to find he is now living with a gray suirrel colony He doesn t remember his past and is wary of his new family Soon he is thrust into contests of courage and must prove himself to be both loyal to new friends and worthy to stay in his new home There are adventures intrigue peril and even some wonderfully written police dogs At the back of the book Hill includes some interesting facts about gray and red suirrels I highly recommend this book to even skeptics like me In the tradition of the well loved Redwall series this chapter book follows the adventures of Lucky a red suirrel who finds himself innfamiliar terrain in Albion Park where the suirrels are gray and very large But Lucky is pretty fortunate since First Daughter befriends him and he eventually becomes friends with another athletic suirrel called Nimlet Even among the suirrels there is plenty of intrigue and political posturing and Lucky becomes caught Lhéritier des Drakos up in it As the Northender suirrels threaten the Cloudfoots Lucky and Nimlet rise to the occasion and behave courageously I love how there are so many different character types reminiscent of humans in this story which has villains a slightly ditsy heroine who endsp saving the day and betrayal from nexpected sources The antics of the dogs and the
who live in the neighborhood humor to his story perfect for late elementary or early intermediate readers I hope there will be books following the Cloudfoots Reminded me of Nuts to You To start off with I cannot remember a book starring a suirrel solely or suirrels as the main character in so long It s a breath of fresh air much needed among the normal booksLucky is a far interesting book once you get past the first ten pages which can be a bit daunting It s not near as well paced in the first chapter a measly ten pages which feels like a loosely gripped manner of setting the stage for the rest of the book but the characters in chapter one are not the characters for the rest of the book As soon as chapter two starts everything is jump started to a new depth and the characters don t feel as stiff or stilted They are alive full of personality and charmI saw many comparisons to Warriors for this book and I gotta say Lucky beats Warriors in the first book and maybe There s no incest or weird nderaged scenarios here no real kidnap of young to make into soldiers forcefully Lucky s got all the fang and claw of Warrior books without the stuff that made me never want to touch them or Foxcraft againThe book ends in a way leaving plenty of opening for another book while wrapping it p all the same Regardle. Lucky a lost little suirrel finds himself in Albion Park surrounded by native suirrels that are very big very tough and VER. Ing style affect how they perceive the novel Struggling to fit in even when you re adopted by a different suirrel clan Lucky doesn t hope to be lucky he works to be Because he s a misfit he finds himself friends with another misfit as he trains to protect his suirrel territory He doesn t know the word it when danger disaster and demise surrounds him He truly keeps going when no hope is possible But also knows loyalty to friends that help him A combination of friends and foes are needed to make things work out The plot twists and turns as it weaves between the many characters that join at the end for a satisfied endingBoys enjoyed it Copy provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucky is a young red suirrel who finds himself being taken care of by a gray suirrel First Daughter Lucky has been found out of his nest by dogs who patrol the park and turned over to the Cloudfoots who live in Albion Park even though he is not one of them He is small and the leader of the suirrels Ma despairs of him being able to make the Patrol to help defend the suirrels against the Northenders who live among concrete and are rougher With the help of Maizie who hopes to move p in the ranks by ingratiating herself to First Daughter Lucky learns the skills he needs to survive and fight against the Cloudfoots nemeses When Lucky and pal Nimlet meet Tarragon the to survive and fight against the Cloudfoots nemeses When Lucky and pal Nimlet meet Tarragon the of the Northenders chief they learn that the other suirrels ARE REALLY VERY MUCH ALL ALIKE AND THAT TARRAGON really very much all alike and that Tarragon ncle might be engineering the struggle for his own glory Despite the dangers of the park the young suirrels manage to forge an Testing the Limits uneasy peace among suirrel kind With its battle tactics and territorial disputes as well as the hierarchies among the suirrels this will be a good choice for readers who like other books about animals such as Sutherland s The Wings of Fire series dragons Hughes The Unnaturals genetically engineered animals Iserles The Taken fox Fiedler s Mouseheart rodents or Perkin s Nuts to You suirrels Holt s The Last Dogs or Lasky s Horses of the Dawn This book stood out to me because the characters were well developed and easily distinguished from one another The clan dispute isnderstandable the Cloudfoots inhabit and better territory and the Northenders want it but easily resolved when the suirrels realize that they all can work together The author s note about the current endangerment of native red suirrels in Europe because of an earlier importation of gray suirrels adds a sense of realism to the struggle The supporting characters are interesting as well The dogs who patrol the park don t eat suirrels and keep other dogs from doing so although they can t be everywhere all the time and one suirrel who has not been a sympathetic character does come to grief at the paws of an overzealous Scottie There are also a few deaths during skirmishes which makes this an older middle grade book despite the appealing fellow on the cover Know a child who won t read anything but Erin Hunter s The Warriors series This is a great book to read ntil the next book comes out. E in the park But when he discovers a plot that threatens his new home he'll need than just good fortune to set things righ. .