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Macmillan Children's Book

Ava and the Real Lucille

Author: Cari Best, illustrated by Madeline Valentine; Read by Katherine Kellgren

Ava and the Real Lucille

Ava and the Real Lucille

$1.99

About This Book

When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her....

On Sale
04/09/2013

Book Details

When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her. The girls write the best poem they can, and while waiting and hoping to win, they decide that "Lucille" would be the perfect name for a dog. But when Mr. Noah finally announces that they have won, Ava is so disappointed when she sees the prize, a parakeet, that she says, "You're not the real Lucille!" Ava must discover for herself that with a little patience, a little imagination, and a lot of love, her new pet will be every bit as much fun as a dog—and a fine friend besides.

Imprint Publisher

Macmillan Young Listeners

ISBN

9781427232274

In The News

“Many kids will relate to Ava's craving for a canine…” —BCCB

“Endearing.” —Publishers Weekly

“Lucille is the real deal.” —Kirkus

“Reads aloud well . . . A warm story with its own quirky charm.” —Booklist

About the Creators

Ava and the Real Lucille

Ava and the Real Lucille

$1.99