Judy Moody: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

by Megan McDonald illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds


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Will Judy's lucky penny lead her to the nation's capital—or to C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? Find out in this feisty, funny chapter book starring a third grader with an abundance of attitude.

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The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning—at bowling, spelling, even the unbeatable Prize Claw. For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to the spelling bee in Washington, D.C. Watch out, District of Cool, here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest kid ever, until…oh, no! Her lucky penny just did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin's magic gone kerflooey? Are other people destined to have all the luck, while she, Judy Moody, gets stuck with a yard full of three-not-four-leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties?
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About this Series

Megan's McDonald's indomitable third grader has plenty of attitude and a mood to fit every occasion. In her series debut, Judy doesn't have high hopes for the new school year. Everything is different: her desk, the class pet. But some things are the same—like her annoying little brother, Stink. But Judy quickly finds her footing, both at school and at home. After that, it's "Look Out, World!" Judy's taking life by storm, and she intends to "rule the school"!

This delightful series is loaded with laughs and moments of wisdom as readers follow Judy through her oddball adventures, including her comical attempts to practice medicine, solve a mystery, beat a bad-luck streak, and even predict the future!

Fresh and funny, and a walking object lesson where getting into and out of trouble is concerned, Judy Moody becomes a familiar friend to fans of the series, appealing to both girl and boy readers alike.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 2 - 4
    • Ages: 8 - 10
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-63088-7

Editorial Reviews

"The brisk pace and familiar situations are likely to keep young readers and listeners engaged." —Kirkus Reviews