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Lucky Jake

2.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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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Lana Harriman
Feb 22, 2015 Lana Harriman rated it liked it
Personal reflection – This book takes the reader on an unexpected journey through the life of a young boy and his pet pig, named dog. Ironically this young boy, Jake, his pig, Dog, and his Pa are seemingly down on their luck. But Jake finds the positive in everything. His finds something everyday to be thankful for and says something like, “that was lucky”. The moral of the story is that big things can come in small packages and that we should be grateful for all we have.

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Feb 27, 2010 MissDziura rated it did not like it
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
Aug 02, 2015 Naomi rated it did not like it
There was absolutely nothing about this book that held my interest. The illustrations were ok, I loved the contrast, but the storyline couldn't even boost that rating for me.
Jun 01, 2013 Tracy rated it really liked it
Not exactly a cumulative story, but the same refrain that was lucky!. Not exactly historical fiction, but this is about gold miners.
Aug 21, 2012 Borchers rated it liked it
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.
Mar 22, 2013 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shows that luck is a combination of using what you have and working hard.
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