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Lucky Me, Lucy McGee

Mary Amato, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)


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Paperback (4/7/2020)


Fourth grader Lucy McGee's ukulele is missing--and if she doesn't find it soon, she'll be kicked out of the Songwriting Club!

Lucy McGee is determined to track down her beloved instrument, but she can't let anyone catch on--even best friend Phillip. When Lucy learns that YouTube songwriting stars Ben & Bee are playing a show on Saturday and they're giving away a free ukulele, it seems like the perfect solution. If only it wasn't the most in-demand, expensive concert ever.

Soon frenemy Scarlett announces that she has an extra ticket to the show, prompting everyone in the Songwriting Club to try to win her over. Lucy McGee will have to get extra creative to find out what happened to her uke and to charm the always-scheming Scarlett in this humorous but heartfelt chapter book.

The third book in Mary Amato's charming Lucy McGee series features artwork on every page as well as song lyrics for aspiring musicians to try out on their own.

Praise For Lucky Me, Lucy McGee

★ "Children will enjoy the many humorous adventures of Lucy and her friends as they create songs and fun from anything."School Library Journal, Starred Review

"In a funny, believable way, neatly sketched Lucy and her pals perfectly capture children at that moment when they are full of dreams and schemes but sadly short of power. Scarlett's willful conniving is particularly humorous. . . . This sweet, empathetically savvy tale is sure to appeal to those transitioning to chapter books."Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823443642, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

About the Author

Mary Amato writes fiction for children, such as the hilarious Riot Brothers series, but she is also a singer-songwriter who performs in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, she is a co-founder of Firefly Shadow Theater, a puppet company for which she writes and directs shows. Her novels have appeared on children's choice state award lists around the country. You can hear the songs in Lucky Me, Lucy McGee at She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Jessica Meserve has written and illustrated her own picture books, including Small Sister. She illustrated the Daisy Dawson series by Steve Voake as well as other books that have been published in the U.S. and UK. She was born in Maine and lives in England.