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Lucky Jake

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When Jake and Pa find a gold nugget big enough to buy a pet, there aren’t any dogs to be found. And so Jake gets a . . . pig (“four legs, floppy ears, and a tail”), and he names him Dog.

Lucky for Pa and Jake, Dog has a nose for finding good fortune. And where luck grows like a cornstalk—tall and golden and strong—Dog and Jake are sure to be found, ready for whatever comes
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 7th 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Lucky Jake is a book written for young readers that takes place during the gold rush era. Jake wants a dog desparately, but settles for a pet pig he names "dog," instead. As Jake and Dog travel further West with Jake's prospector father they encounter other animals, and some corn which is made into corn fritters. Jake's father realizes that his corn fritters are popular and opens up a little resturant to serve the other prospectors in the area. He constantly states how lucky he is, and the reade ...more
Not exactly a cumulative story, but the same refrain that was lucky!. Not exactly historical fiction, but this is about gold miners.
Fun book to read with young readers. Kids loved to always add their version of, "YUP LUCKY!"
Funny how it reminded me people from my past.
Shows that luck is a combination of using what you have and working hard.
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