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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
Go on a wonderfully wild adventure with Ned as he takes on a journey full of mishaps in this book from celebrated dancer, choreographer, and beloved author and illustrator Remy Charlip.

Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute.
What else could go wrong as Ned tries to get to the party? Readers will cheer as Ned's luck turns from good to bad to good again, while clever illustrations tell the story of his wacky adventure and narrow escapes.

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User Review  - Kirkus

This is fun. It's more of a word game for group use than a story. The text and pictures follow the adventures of a New York boy who received an invitation to a birthday party in Florida. "Fortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - P.Vermeland - LibraryThing

This book is about a little boy who has reoccurring bad luck followed by a bit of good luck. I enjoyed this book because it was entertaining to read and predictable, but not so much that it got boring. This book would be great in my classroom and is appropriate for grades 1-3. Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Remy Charlip was an artist, writer, choreographer, theater designer, theater director, and teacher.

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