Half a Chance

Half a Chance

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Ages 8-12
Hardcovers
Hardcover Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-54-503533-0
224 Pages
Dimensions: 8.2L x 5.5W x 0.5H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.5
English Language
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Theme: Social Issues, New Experience
Genre: Fiction and Literature
Awards: Newbery Honor Author

Overview

In this thoughtful book from an award-winning author, Lucy's photography has the power to capture memorable, amazing, and even painful moments. But can her pictures also capture her photographer father's attention?

Summary

A moving new middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES.

When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her--he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever meet his high standards? When she discovers that he's judging a photo contest, Lucy decides to enter anonymously. She wants to find out if her eye for photography is really special--or only good enough.

As she seeks out subjects for her photos, Lucy gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn't want to see: his grandmother's memory is slipping away, and with it much of what he cherishes about his summers on the lake. This summer, Nate will learn about the power of art to show truth. And Lucy will learn how beauty can change lives...including her own.

Contributors:

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor and Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed TOUCH BLUE. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER, which won several awards including the Parents' Choice Award, and followed it with the beloved sequel HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at www.cynthialord.com.

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