Mystery of the Missing Luck

Mystery of the Missing Luck Sara loves her grandmother s bakery It s a special place not only because of its delicious Japanese buns and pastries She enjoys spending time with her obaachan her grandmother But things aren t goin

  • Title: Mystery of the Missing Luck
  • Author: Jacqueline Pearce Leanne Franson
  • ISBN: 9781554693962
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sara loves her grandmother s bakery It s a special place not only because of its delicious Japanese buns and pastries She enjoys spending time with her obaachan, her grandmother But things aren t going well for the bakery When the bakery s lucky cat statue goes missing, Sara wonders if the bakery s luck is gone for good But then a mysterious cat appears in the backyarSara loves her grandmother s bakery It s a special place not only because of its delicious Japanese buns and pastries She enjoys spending time with her obaachan, her grandmother But things aren t going well for the bakery When the bakery s lucky cat statue goes missing, Sara wonders if the bakery s luck is gone for good But then a mysterious cat appears in the backyard one night and inspires a plan With the help of her friend, Jake, Sara just might find the statue and restore the bakery s lost luck.

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    About “Jacqueline Pearce Leanne Franson”

    1. Jacqueline Pearce Leanne Franson

      Jacqueline writes historical and contemporary fiction for children and teens, including Discovering Emily, about the childhood of artist, Emily Carr, Manga Touch, an easy to read YA novel that follows a teen girl s exchange trip to Japan, The Truth About Rats and Dogs , a multi cultural middle grade story about a boy who struggles against stereotypes and family expectations when he fosters a pet rat and prepares for a BMX bike competition, and Weeds and other stories, a short story collection in which the lives of urban teens intersect with nature in often unexpected ways Jacqueline s newest novel, Siege fall 2014 , is about a teenage boy who is a reluctant participant at a War of 1812 re enactment summer camp.Jacqueline lives on the edge of a ravine with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats, perched between nature and the city.

    326 thoughts on “Mystery of the Missing Luck”

    1. We have recently read three picture books about 'Maneki Neko' or the Japanese Lucky Cat (aka Beckoning Cat, Money Cat, or Fortune Cat): The Tale of the Lucky Cat, The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale and Maneki Neko: The Tale Of The Beckoning Cat. Then I discovered this chapter book and thought it would be a fun read as well.I never really knew anything about the origins of the talisman, but I knew the figurines were considered lucky and were often seen in restaurants and stores. We l [...]


    2. A young girl, Sara, loves her grandmother's bakery --not only for its delicious Japanese buns and pastries, but for the time she spends there with Obaachan, her grandmother. When Maneki Neko, the bakery's lucky cat statue, goes missing, Sara wonders if the bakery's luck is gone for good. With the help of a school friend, Jake, and the inspiration of a mysterious night-time cat, Sara resolves to find the missing statue.This is an easy-to-read chapter book for ages 7-9. It is not so much a traditi [...]


    3. This book is a fast paced and interesting - it held the attention of my 5 year olds who made me read it through in one sitting! I loved the characters and the incorporation of details about Japanese culture. The ending was satisfying with a little mystery left to the imagination of the reader. Very enjoyable!



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