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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled (Hardcover)

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The sheer joy and exuberance of learning is revealed when Frank, a young boy, and Lucky, a black Lab pup from a shelter, are brought together. “Both had a lot to learn.” They learn about science—“Science is when you wonder about something, so you observe it and ask questions about it”—and specifically about botany, entomology, and chemistry because Lucky had “wondered about skunks.” They learn about math—“Let’s say a dog comes in from outside and gets one biscuit, but there are three people in the living room. How many more biscuits should the dog receive?”—and specifically about fractions. At night, how much of the bed belongs to Lucky or to Frank? The answer, as shown in multiple panels, changes during the course of the night. They learn about history and perspective when a cake vanishes—“Sometimes in history there are different versions of what really happened, depending on who is telling the story.” They learn about geography and languages—Frank learns Spanish; Lucky tries to learn Duck. Learning is all around us, and the love of it is celebrated in Perkins’ deadpan but exceedingly funny text and delightful pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings. This is my favorite picture book of the year. Grades 1 & up.

— Ga

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Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Lynne Rae Perkins introduces a boy (Frank) and a dog (Lucky) in this celebratory, wry, and happily unconventional introduction to the subjects children encounter in school. This beautifully illustrated, humorous, and insightful picture book offers a new twist on the classic boy-and-his-dog story!

On a rainy day, Frank’s parents take him to the shelter to get a new dog. That’s how Frank finds Lucky, and from that moment on, they’re inseparable. As Frank and Lucky venture out into the world around them, they discover they both have a lot to learn. Exploring their neighborhood teaches them about biology: Lucky learns all about squirrels, deer, and—unfortunately for Frank—skunks. Sharing a bed teaches them about fractions—what happens when one dog takes up three-quarters of the bed, or even the whole thing? They even learn different languages: Frank makes a friend who speaks Spanish and Lucky tries to learn Duck! Who knew you could learn so much without ever setting foot inside a classroom?

About the Author


Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of four other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Nuts to You, and Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Frank and Lucky Get Schooled; The Broken Cat; Snow Music: Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. www.lynnerae.com



Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of four other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Nuts to You, and Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Frank and Lucky Get Schooled; The Broken Cat; Snow Music: Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. www.lynnerae.com

Praise For…


“Discovering school subjects through imaginative scenarios makes learning a delight for two characters and their audience. …This is foremost a story of love between a boy and dog, but even readers who don’t have pets will want to get schooled with Frank and Lucky.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

“Ideas, motifs, and characters pop in and out in surprising but logical ways, and Perkins varies the page design…to keep everybody’s thinking caps firmly affixed. The strands of school and life, boy and dog, and curiosity and investigation are firmly, joyfully, braided throughout.”
— Horn Book (starred review)

“Newbery Medalist Perkins (Criss Cross) offers a simultaneously lighthearted and insightful look at education, in this story starring a boy and his newly rescued dog…[Perkins] brings a warm, conversational tone to the narrative…[and] demonstrates the value and rewards of investigating one’s world, whether human or dog.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“When an unlucky boy and a lost dog find each other, their friendship leads to a lot of learning. …Perkins’ pen-and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations use vignettes and speech/thought bubbles to marvelous effect. …this book should open readers’ eyes to the learning all around them.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Perkins’s lighthearted pen-and-ink and watercolor vignettes take the pair through the seasons and multiple small escapades. This gentle, funny, engaging way of demonstrating how the world fits together and how living creatures understand it in their own ways is a fine celebration of learning.”
Wall Street Journal

“Perkins has a knack for elegantly, playfully distilling the essence of the world, and in doing so, making readers feel lucky to be alive. This delightful story of a boy and his beloved pooch...[is] fresh, profound, and just plain fun.”
— Shelf Awareness

“An endearing riff on life with a dog and a humorous take on early education...The breadth and easy local applicability makes this perfect for homeschoolers, but the combination of humor and gentle wonder will perk up any classroom—or young mind.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Informative and entertaining, Frank and Lucky Get Schooled is an A+ picture book in every way.”
BookPage

“Perkins’ playful, multidisciplinary picture book follows the boy and his dog as they get to know each other and learn about the world…The wide variety of subjects is engrossing, but it’s the bond between Frank and Lucky that steals the show.”
Booklist

“Perkins gives young readers the story of a dog and his boy, and gives adults a terrific opportunity to show that you can learn things in all sorts of ways! This is a charmer!”
— Shelf Awareness


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062373458
ISBN-10: 0062373455
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
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Created At: 9/27/2015 05:59am
Last Updated At: 10/24/2020 11:23am