Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Ava and the Real Lucille

Author: Cari Best, illustrated by Madeline Valentine

Ava and the Real Lucille

Ava and the Real Lucille

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....

Page Count
32
On Sale
09/04/2012

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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN

9781466818088

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