Dolphin Luck

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Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
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The Robinsons are a bit down on their luck this Christmas. So when young Beany Robinson hears about "Dolphin Luck," sheknows she has to get some for her family. Her mother has pneumonia, and the four Robinson children are scattered with other families until Mrs. Robinson can recuperate. If Beany can just find the magic Viking sword with a dolphin-shaped hilt, she can wish everything right again. What happens to each family member before the Robinsons are reunited is at the heart of this touching, hilarious, totally absorbing story -- a terrific companion to Dog Friday and The Amber Cat.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

Third in the Dog Friday trilogy. My thoughts on Amber Cat could pretty much be repeated here. [July 2011] Read full review

Review: Dolphin Luck (Porridge Hall Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Cheryl Klein - Goodreads

Hilary McKay is probably my favorite living not-edited-by-me children's book author. Stylistically, she barrels right through much of what I think of as the rules of good storytelling, but she does it ... Read full review


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Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of six novels about the Casson family: "Caddy's World "(which received three starred reviews), "Saffy's Angel" (winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book, and a "School Library Journal" Best Book), "Indigo's Star" (an ALA Notable Book and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book), "Permanent Rose", "Caddy Ever After", and "Forever Rose". She is also the author of "Wishing for Tomorrow", the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess". Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at

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