Winter 2015-2016

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Fortune Falls
by Jenny Goebel
Scholastic Press

ISBN-13: 978-0545811903

Welcome to Fortune Falls, a magical town where superstitions are real. Four-leaf clovers really do bring good fortune, and owning a rabbit's foot is the secret to success.


However, there aren't enough charms in the universe to help Sadie Bleeker. She can't pass a ladder without walking under it, and black cats won't leave her alone.


That's because Sadie is an Unlucky. And things will only get worse as she gets older, which is why Unluckies are sent away at age twelve to protect those around them.


Sadie can't stand the thought of leaving home, so she and her friend, Cooper, devise a plan to reverse her bad luck. But when their scheme accidentally results in a broken mirror, the situation turns dire. Because for Sadie, seven years bad luck isn't an inconvenience-it's practically a death sentence.


Can a girl who's never so much as found a single lucky penny change her fortune? Or will she be forced to celebrate her twelfth birthday by saying farewell to everyone she loves?

Coming 2016!

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Reviews:

"Sadie is a clever, resourceful, and brave heroine who is unwilling to abandon her family and friends, even when facing insurmountable odds. Make space on your shelves for this one." —Booklist, starred review

"This novel is brimming with subtle lessons about family, hard work, and overcoming bullying. VERDICT Bad luck has never been so interesting; hand this to middle grade readers who enjoy tales with a touch of magic and a plucky underdog."—School Library Journal

"There could never be a more perfect underdog than Sadie. Readers will cheer for this quirky and tenacious hero as she learns that, sometimes, you can fight the odds and make your own luck.”
—Gordon Korman, NY TIMES bestselling author of Swindle


“The town of Fortune Falls is exciting, twisted, and wonderfully strange, and Sadie Bleeker’s adventures there are heart-squeezingly lovely.” 
—Natalie Lloyd, author of A SNICKER OF MAGIC


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"There could never be a more perfect underdog than Sadie. Readers will cheer for this quirky and tenacious hero as she learns that, sometimes, you can fight the odds and make your own luck.”
—Gordon Korman, NY TIMES bestselling author of Swindle


“The town of Fortune Falls is exciting, twisted, and wonderfully strange, and Sadie Bleeker’s adventures there are heart-squeezingly lovely.” 
—Natalie Lloyd, author of A SNICKER OF MAGIC

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