qEleven is much more intrepid than only ten.q On the eve of her eleventh birthday, Lucky wants to let loose and become intrepid; she's ready for life to change. But Hard Pan (population 43) drones on like it always has: Lincoln all tied up in knotty matters, Miles newly diagnosed as a genius but as needy as ever, Brigitte running her CafAc and trying to figure out what it means to be American. Enter Paloma, tagging along on a visit to Hard Pan with a pack of hungry geologists. She's smart and pretty and fun -- definitely best-friend material. But will Lucky be able to cope with tomato worms, Short Sammy's mysterious box, the potential for disaster when Paloma's parents visit Hard Pan, and Lincoln's fame among knot tyers of the world? Lucky's intrepidness is put to the test in this satisfying sequel to the Newbery Award-winning The Higher Power of Lucky.She did not have an oven big enough to bake a birthday cake for forty-three people. ... As she brushed clear nail polish on her toenails, Lucky thought about all the mothers in America making birthday cakes. Brigitte let her prop her feet up against the edge of the dinette table, like a contortionist in the circus, to bring her toes close enough for a proper job. ... aSheet cakes are cool, a Lincoln agreed, a because you can write a message on them, like a#39;Happy Birthday, Miles and Lucky .
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2009-03-10|