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Orwell's Luck

Richard W. Jennings


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Paperback (4/12/2006)


When a wounded wild rabbit is found in the front yard, he is given a good home and a memorable name by a twelve-year-old with a liking for basketball, the trombone, and the newspaper's daily horoscope.
But Orwell is no ordinary rabbit. It soon seems that he is attempting to reward his young caretaker by mysteriously sending coded messages in the form of predictions: the final score of the Super Bowl, advance notice of a pop quiz at school, tomorrow's winning lottery number Can this little rabbit foretell the future? Can Orwell actually make luck happen?
Here is a magical and heartwarming story about kindness, friendship, and hope in the shadow of fortune's ever-turning wheel.

Praise For Orwell's Luck

"Thoughtful readers will enjoy looking for the answers in this quirky story that hints at mysteries just out of reach." —Horn Book, starred review (9/10/00) Horn Book, Starred

"Absolutely captivating. . . . The sort of thing E. Nesbit used to write, filled with quiet humor and seamless invention. . . . The characters are the sort that readers fall in love with." —Booklist, starred review* (10/15/00) Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"This cute book that comes with a message — you may not always get what you want, but sometimes what you do get is better anyway, would be a worthwhile addition to any library." —VOYA 4Q 4P (10/00)

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

"An engaging and imaginative nove." —Publishers Weekly 9/11/00 Publishers Weekly

"Appealing." —Kirkus 6/15/00 Kirkus Reviews

"The storyline is straightforward and entertaining. Jennings writes with a natural grace and has a clear understanding of the concerns of this age group. . . . A challenging and thought-provoking novel." —School Library Journal (10/00) School Library Journal

"Jennings pulls off this quircky project with flair." —The Bulletin (11/00) The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618036288, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2000