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Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

By Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Will Judy’s lucky penny lead her to the nation’s capital — or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it?

The lucky penny in Judy Moody’s pocket sure does seem to be working. She can’t stop winning — at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she’ll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. Watch out, District of Cool, here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest kid ever, until . . . oh, no! Her lucky penny just did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin’s magic gone kerflooey?Are some people, like Jessica Finch or Stink, destined to have all the luck, while she, Judy Moody, gets stuck with a yard full of three-not-four leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties? ROAR!

  • Judy Moody is more visible and familiar to the public than ever, thanks to the release of the Judy Moody movie in June 2010, the publicity blitz leading up to its release, and the movie tie-in publishing program.
  • The Judy Moody movie and movie tie-in books landed the series back on the New York Times children's series best-seller list for several weeks running in summer 2010.
  • Heavily illustrated chapter book with generous leading, compact trim, and sizable type makes this an inviting choice for reluctant readers, while the humor, language, and subject matter are within reach of a skilled and newly-independent reader.

About the author

Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

About the illustrator

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, So Few of Me, The North Star, and Rose's Garden. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780763634513
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Dimensions: 139 x 185mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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