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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 360L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (December 17, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307265021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307265029
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-Children who are stretching their reading wings will enjoy these short chapter books. In Lucy, Bobby Quinn is a shy child who has no friends until he receives a beagle puppy for his eighth birthday. Named after a favorite baby-sitter who has moved away, Lucy becomes the child's best friend. During a long, hot summer, she helps him develop special relationships with an elderly neighbor, a talkative girl at dog obedience school, and a new boy who is also shy. Bobby's fears of new people and situations are skillfully captured, and the story is entertaining and well plotted. Bobby is an endearing character, and he and his dog are an appealing combination. Ghost Horse also deals with making friends, but with a supernatural touch. When Emily's family moves to a small town, she is unhappy about leaving her friends behind. From her new bedroom window, she spies a ghost horse and, with the help of a classmate, learns more about the fate of "Moonlight" and his owners. While many readers will identify more with the realistic portrayals in Cooper's work, Stanley's story also results in new friendships and provides readers with a bit of a mystery to solve. Welcome additions to any collection in which short chapter books are in demand.
Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., and her Stepping Stones Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, and Look at Lucy! She is also the children's books editor at ALA Booklist magazine.

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Great for boys.
2boysmom
We always only read one chapter at a time, drawing the story out.
McVay Family
They are nicely done, good for their target audience.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Hunninghake on October 27, 2010
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We just adopted a beagle from a rescue for my 8 year old son. I got this book for him since he is a reader and he wanted more of the set. It was a little easy for him (he is a 3rd grader and high reader) but it still kept his attention and he was ready for more.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By McVay Family on July 31, 2001
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I've tried, unsucessfully, a number of times to introduce my son to chapter books. He is only four, but will be turning five soon. I wanted him to experience the imaginative process of developing an image in his mind from what he hears. This is the first book that has held his interest. He can't read it himself but I can see his face change expression as he listens - I know his mind is at work. We always only read one chapter at a time, drawing the story out. He always can recall the story up to the starting point and is anxious to hear another chapter. I feel like the "magic" of books has been taken to a new level for our little reader - what an amazing thing to see.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 16, 2011
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Absolutely Lucy #1: Absolutely Lucy (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

I have just read the book "Absolutely Lucy" by Ilene Cooper, and I am writing my first book report ever! This book is about a squirmy little puppy beagle and her owner Bobby, who is really shy. Bobby got the beagle on his 8th birthday and named her "Lucy". Lucy drags Bobby into all sorts of things! Also, Lucy helps Bobby make new friends, because Bobby was so shy he had trouble making friends.

I really enjoyed reading "Absolutely Lucy" and I want to know more about Lucy and Bobby!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AuntNik on January 15, 2011
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My seven year old loves these Lucy books. When we first bought them, we read them to him. Now he reads them himself. They are nicely done, good for their target audience. There is some discussion of the difficulties of being young while still allowing the book to be accessible to its target audience.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 16, 2005
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This book is called Absolutely Lucy by Ilene Cooper . The book is about a boy named Bobby Quinn. Bobby Quinn is a very shy boy, but that all changes when he gets his birthday present, a little squirmy puppy. Her name is Lucy. Unlike bobby Lucy isn't shy at all. To his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures , and friendships too! This story is a great book to read, because it's funny and nice to read. So if you like funny, happy books with dogs read Absolutely Lucy.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 9, 2006
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Absolutely Lucy

Absolutely Lucy is a book by Ilene Coper. This book has a true message to it. This message is that friends come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and even species. Also that friends help build corage and ease your pain.

In Absolutely Lucy a boy named Bobby turns from a shy boy with no friends to an outcoming boy with many friends. All of this just from Lucy. I guess you can even say Lucy is a hero!!! Lucy and Bobby end up meeting someone named Mr. Davis. Lucy saved his life!!! WHAT A HERO!!! GO LUCY!!!

So as you can see Lucy is a great dog and Bobby is learning to live off his life the best he can. Lucy is such a great dog she is helping everyone.

Absolutely Lucy is a fun and enjoying book for kids of all ages. It will get kids to want to read on. Read the fun and enjoying book Absolutely Lucy and read the fun adventures of Bobby, Lucy, and Mr.Davis. Its absolutely the best book ever! I would!!!

By:Sarina
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Elsa De Monte on February 27, 2013
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My 7 years old girl love it! And me too! The book shows how important are friends in our lives...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen Owens on February 24, 2013
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excellent for my first grade daughter who loves dogs and small chapter books to read by herself. She has her friends reading them also
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