Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck

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Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck

Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck

  • published by Greenwillow Books
  • Written By: Herman Parish
  • Illustrated By: Lynne Avril
  • We recommend this book for
    ages 4 and up


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What It Is

Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck is a funny I Can Read book for beginning readers from Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book stars Amelia Bedelia, the character who takes everything literally, as a young girl. Written by Herman Parish, the nephew of Amelia's creator, Peggy Parish, the story follows Amelia Bedelia as she tries to change her bad luck. After accidentally breaking a mirror, Amelia's friends tell her that breaking a mirror equals seven years of bad luck. The fact that it is also Friday the 13th means Amelia's bad luck will be doubled. So Amelia tries to find horseshoes and four leaf clovers in order to turn her luck from bad to good. Thankfully, Amelia's teacher overhears Amelia's predicament and engages the class in a discussion on superstitions and how they don't really affect your luck. The book features colorful illustrations by Lynne Avril.

This book is a Beginning Reading book in HarperCollins' I Can Read program. That means that the book uses short sentences, familiar words, and basic concepts for children eager to read on their own.

Why It’s Fun

This beginner reader book captures some of the silliness and innocent bumbling of the Amelia Bedelia character that was originally created more than 50 years ago. The large text and short sentences help early readers feel more successful as they read on their own.

Who It’s For

Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck is for ages 4–8.

What To Be Aware Of

This book is also available in paperback and ebook versions.


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