Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

by Megan McDonald

Other authorsPeter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2012



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Candlewick (2012), Edition: Illustrated, 176 pages


"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."--

User reviews

LibraryThing member KimJD
Grades 1-4

Ever since Grandma gave Judy a lucky penny, nothing can go wrong-- she's able to get the stuffed animal prize in the claw game, she finds $10, she even bowls a turkey at the bowling alley! But all that changes when the penny gets dropped in the toilet. Afterwards, Judy can't seem to find
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ANY good luck. She was so looking forward to going to Washington, DC as the third-grade winner of the spelling bee, but after the penny fiasco, Judy loses to Jessica Finch! Even when Judy finds out that her family is going to go along so that Judy can babysit Jessica's pet pig, Judy almost loses the pig. But Judy slowly realizes that good luck is out there, lucky penny or not, if she only keeps an eye out for it. A solid addition to the Judy Moody series.
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LibraryThing member Lukesilvera
A cute 3rd grade level book. Good for working on fluency.
LibraryThing member GRgenius
Little Miss Moody thinks she's on a roll when Lady Luck seems to be going her way...until it isn't, turning her lucky penny into a toilet-water-soaked (don't ask) disappointment, bringing on the most bad mood of them all! Don't worry though because it's nothing a little adventure in pig-sitting and
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a trip to our nation's capital can't fix in a hurry.

**copy received for review
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Physical description

176 p.; 7.5 inches


0763634514 / 9780763634513
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