Half a Chance

By LORD, Cynthia

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ISBN
9780545035330 9780545620833
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—Twelve-year old Lucy and her parents have moved from an apartment in Boston to a lakeside cottage in New Hampshire, and her father, a prominent nature photographer, is immediately off to Arizona for a photo shoot. Her apprehension over fitting in at a new school is temporarily allayed when she is welcomed by Nate, whose family is spending the summer with his grandmother in the house next door. Kayaking, hiking, and loon-monitoring with Nate, Lucy chronicles their experiences using her own budding talent for photography. When s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

When twelve-year-old Lucy enters a photography contest, she must decide whether or not to send in her very best photo -- a picture of her new friend Nate's grandmother, whose life has become punctuated with moments of dementia and confusion. Nate is horrified by his grandmother's panicked expression in Lucy's photo, but Lucy knows it's an amazing picture that could likely help her win; plus, she plans to use the prize money to help Grandma Lilah. (S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

When twelve-year-old Lucy enters a photography contest, she must decide whether to submit a picture of her new friend Nate's grandmother, who...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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