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"Lucky" Paperback – November 5, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463777566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463777562
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,435,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I have a BA from California State Fullerton, and during my time there I studied cildren's literature and myths from around the world. I have always connected with people who had to overcome physical probems in order to succeed. This led me to write"Lucky", a simple story about a dog named Lucky, who had to relearn everything after he lost a leg,helped by the love of a friend.

More About the Author

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, December 8,1950. I have been writing all my life and enjoy it more than anything. I have had articles published in the L.A. Times and have written over 100 songs with lyrics. I received a B. A. in Cultural Anthropology, learning about people and their searches for a deeper meaning in life. I also studied Children's Literature in college and learned about the different myths from around the world. I have worked in the early childhood area as a teacher and learned about children and their needs.
I have always felt a connection to those who have physical disabilities. Their courage and determination to overcome their obstacles in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life is what inspired the story "Lucky".

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A must read for any animal lover,children,and anyone who loves a wonderful story.
April A. Renn
The illustrations are whimsical and adorable, Kinsey has a distinct style in his art that really adds to the story.
Ms. Charmin
"Lucky" can help teach youngsters how to love unconditionally and also how to be a compassionate pet owner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Priscilla Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
In this tender tale by author, Craig Inglis, we meet a very special dog named, Lucky. This little guy was chosen by a kind man because he wanted someone to share his life with. Lucky certainly was, lucky, as his friend taught him many tricks and they explored many places together. They grew very close and loved one another dearly. One day Lucky was hit by a car and loses one of his legs, but fear not, Lucky learns that life can still go on, just as wonderful as it did.

This is a very great story. Right from the start you fall in love with, Lucky, he indeeds captures your heart. You will giggle as you see him learn to fetch, roll over and beg. The illustrations are great and really bring the little fellow to life, they captures the closeness between Lucky and his friend. Now when tragedy strikes and Lucky is hit by the car you do feel sad, but his master doesn't give up on him, or consider him useless, not in this story. Instead children will learn that if an obstacle confronts them in life, there may be ways to still come out a winner, with a little hard work and love. A very nice story with a great ending. Recommended.
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Craig Inglis created a lovely story that is complemented by nicely done illustrations created by Richard Kinsey. This is a sweet story about how the lives of a man and a dog got intertwined by a strong sense of friendship and companionship. One of my favorite things about this, is that it can be used as a tool to teach kids about compassion and empathy.

Colors are really pretty and character design is interesting. Illustrations have a style of their own that effectively complements the story.

I recommend Lucky and my little girl too. She loves to browse the illustrations and listening to the story.
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By Sharlot Tietjen on May 10, 2013
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My grandchildren made me read it to them over and over.v they love it. Need more entertaining books like it.
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By Andrea Thompson on April 11, 2013
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I got this for my 5yo, who is obsessed with dogs. She really enjoyed the story and illustrations. This will be reread many, many times.
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Lucky is about a lonely man who befriends a dog and names him Lucky. They have lots of fun together until tragedy strikes and Lucky loses a leg. Lucky has to re-learn how to walk, but the man loves him through it and they end happily ever after.

The illustrations are whimsical and adorable, Kinsey has a distinct style in his art that really adds to the story. I'd love to see more illustrations from him. I read this book to my 4, 7 and 10 year old. We enjoyed it, except we found the end a bit odd when Lucky relearned to walk on three legs and was even better than before and he felt like he was flying. I assumed it was metaphorical, but the kids were confused. Did Lucky really learn to fly? Or did they feel like they were flying because of their close friendship and happiness at being together? The odd ending was the only thing that kept this book from a 5 star rating on the story.
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By Truffle on April 7, 2013
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My kids really enjoy this book, it teaches that you can overcome adversity and still enjoy life. The artwork could be better but the kids still enjoyed it.
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By Jordan R. Young on January 8, 2013
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Craig Inglis' "Lucky" is deceptive. At first it seems like your typical children's book, a story about a man and his dog. But it's really an inspirational story about overcoming physical disability, and more to the point, learning to accept others with disabilities--a valuable lesson for kids that doesn't seem like a lesson. Wonderful illustrations by Richard Kinsey.
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Daisy Bookworm's Thoughts: I like the illustrations because they are colorful. I like the tricks that the owner taught the dog. I was happy the dog lived after the accident. I thought it was funny how they were so happy they were almost flying. I would recommend this book for people younger than me. It was easy for me to read.

Dahlia Bookworm's Thoughts: I like the pictures because they are funny. For example, the sun has an arm and waves to the man. I like how the dog learned lots of tricks and how he could still do them after his accident. I like how the puppy made the best of losing his leg. It was easy for me to read and I would recommend it to kids younger than me.

Mommy Bookworm's Thoughts: I enjoyed the book. The illustrations are very colorful and have some funny details if you pay attention. For instance, the vet's scrubs have "Cool Dog Doc" written on the pocket and the pet store is shaped like a dog. It is a sweet story about a dog who overcomes the challenge of losing a leg. It's neat that the owner doesn't just give up after the accident and continues helping the dog and they keep having a great fulfilling life together. When I looked at different sites, they didn't say what age group the book is geared for. I classified it as 3-8 because I think that younger children would enjoy the pictures even though they wouldn't be able to read the book yet. I think it is a book that can help children know it's okay to be different and that you don't have to give up when bad things happen.
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