The Luck Uglies

The Luck Uglies

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Eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter and her two friends delve into the secret lore of their village when mysterious creatures of legend reappear on the night of the Black Moon, leading them to the notorious secret society, the Luck Uglies.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062271501
0062271504
Branch Call Number: J DURHAM
Characteristics: 387 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pétur Antonsson 1984-

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Rye O’Chanter doesn’t like all the rules and regulations in the village of Drowning. She also doesn’t like the strange noises she hears at night or the thing she comes face to face with in the bog on the night of the dark moon. It seems that only a band of outlaws and miscreants can save Drowning from a nasty beast. But can the untrustworthy be trusted? Find out in The Luck Uglies. This book (more)


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JCLKatieS Jan 22, 2015

This book will take you on an adventure as you follow Rye through the hidden world of Village Drowning. I loved the detail and description of all of the magical creatures and thought that the story line was very fun and imaginative. This would be a great book for a dad-daughter read-aloud. I highly recommend it for kids interested in fantasy!

JCLChrisK Oct 16, 2014

Wonderfully done. The world created is as tangible as they come without any tedium to the world-building process. A real sense of magic and legend, enchantment, mystery, and danger. There is both action and depth. And, of course, a protagonist that is easy to identify with and encourage, as we join her on her journey of discovery. Highly recommended.

Blue_Cheetah_345 Jun 17, 2014

There's danger around every little corner, and it's a story that keeps you thinking about what will happen next.

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ychi
Jun 24, 2014

“"R-y-e," Rye spelled. "Rhymes with lie.”
Mrs. O’Chanter frowned and gave her a harsh look.
“Sorry,” Rye said. “Rhymes with die.”
That didn’t improve Mrs. O’Chanter’s mood.”

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