Orwell's Luck

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 146 pages
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When a wounded wild rabbit is found in the front yard, he is given a good home and a memorable name by a twelve-year-old with a liking for basketball, the trombone, and the newspaper’s daily horoscope.
But Orwell is no ordinary rabbit. It soon seems that he is attempting to reward his young caretaker by mysteriously sending coded messages in the form of predictions: the final score of the Super Bowl, advance notice of a pop quiz at school, tomorrow’s winning lottery number! Can this little rabbit foretell the future? Can Orwell actually make luck happen?
Here is a magical and heartwarming story about kindness, friendship, and hope in the shadow of fortune’s ever-turning wheel.

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User Review  - Kim Austin Forrest - Goodreads

I read this aloud to my middle school kids. We all loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - Zoe - Goodreads

Surprising how Jennings has assembled science, luck, and rabbits into a cohesive story that would no doubt be loved by 5th-8th graders. "Orwell's Luck" is the tale of Orwell, a wild rabbit who is hit ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Richard W. Jennings has published more than fifty essays, articles, and short stories, including The Tragic Tale of the Dog Who Killed Himself, published by Bantam Books in 1980 to widespread critical acclaim, in addition to his recent titles published with Houghton Mifflin -- Orwell's Luck, The Great Whale of Kansas, My Life of Crime, and Scribble. He is cofounder of a popular Kansas City-area bookstore and former editor of KANSAS CITY MAGAZINE. He has five children, four grandchildren, a dog, a cat, and a parrot and lives in Kansas.

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