Academic journal article Language Arts

Half a Chance

Academic journal article Language Arts

Half a Chance

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Half Chance Written by Cynthia Lord Scholastic, 2014, 218 pp., ISBN 978-0-545-03533-0

Lucy is feeling out of place when her family moves to a cottage on a New Hampshire lake. The first morning she is awoken out of a deep sleep by the wild haunting cries of majestic loons. Soon she meets the next door neighbors Nate, Emily, and Grandma Lilah who have been watching the loons for years. Grandma Lilah is unable to travel safely on the lake anymore, so the children complete Loon Patrol each day by rowing in kayaks to an island where the loons are nesting with their chicks. Lucy's father is a professional photographer who is traveling on assignment for the summer. When Lucy learns that he is a judge for a photography contest for kids, she enters under another name, hoping to impress her father and gain his approval. …

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