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Huh????? (Newbery Awards)

The Higher Power of LuckyThe 2007 Newbery Award has been announced, and it is The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron.

That sound you hear is a number of children’s librarians and kid-lit-loving people all saying at the same time...

Huh???

I’ve never heard of it. Like, at all. I don’t recall seeing it on anyone’s predictions. I don’t even remember seeing a review of it. So I suppose reading it will be a nice surprise.

I do know of the Honor books. They are:
But most important, here is what didn’t win. And for that we can all be thankful.

Be back soon with more awards.

12 comments:

EM said...

I am with you on the "huh." I remember have the same reaction when MY FRIEND RABBIT won the Caldecott a few years back -- and frankly, when CRISS CROSS won last year (was that last year?). LUCKY is on my request list now, at any rate.

EM said...

That would be "having" the same reaction. (It's the newborn haze, I swear.)

Kelly said...

I read it, MR! I reviewed it too. I really liked it, but, seriously, compared to some other things I've read this year? Not sure. It's good for younger kids, grades 2-4, so that's a plus. I loved the honor books and would have liked to see "Kiki Strike" and "A Drowned Maiden's Hair" on the list.

But, at least it's not the damn bunny!

Jennifer Schultz said...

Penny From Heaven is one of my favorites from last year. I was hoping for the Medal, but very happy that it got the Honor citation.

I haven't read The Higher Power of Lucky. We don't even have it on order yet (it will be now).

Erin said...

Read Penny from Heaven! It was my pick for the Newbery this year.

And I'm with you on Higher Power of Lucky. "Huh?!?!" Nevah heard of it.

Jackie said...

That "Huh" for the third year in a row, for me.

I was pulling for Hattie.

Franki said...

I haven't read it but I did notice that one person predicted it in the comments on the Fust #8 post asking for the one prediction. So, I checked it out but no one around here had a copy. Actually, it looks really good so I am excited to read it as soon as I can get my hands on one!
Franki
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MotherReader said...

Kelly, I'm going back to look at your review. You may be the only one who did review it, so be proud.

My library doesn't have Penny from Heaven yet, but I do intend to read it. Actually, we don't have A Drowned Maiden's Hair yet either.

jess said...

There was definitely a collective 'huh?' at my library, but we by some miracle had just ordered it about a week ago. I think I prefer the 'huh?' to the sinking disappointment of a disliked title winning (see 2006 Newbery Medal).

Gregory K. said...

It's a mighty fine book. Admittedly, I also heard Susan Patron read it and say "scrotum" aloud, so I went into reading it with a smily attitude... but go on and check it out.

Lisa Graff said...

Yeah, I think I had vaguely heard of LUCKY, but that's about it. I'd definitely never seen it anywhere (love the jacket, by the bye).

Genevieve said...

The incredible Lisa Yee called it "fabulous" on her blog, which I took as a directive to read it immediately.

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