SOPHIE'S LUCKY by Dick King-Smith


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Age Range: 5 - 9
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Sophie (Sophie in the Saddle, 1994, etc.) is back again, in what is to be the last in the series. Knowing of Sophie's love of animals and determination to be a farmer, fans of these early chapter books will be delighted to learn that she really does get a farm. After a visit to Sophie's great-great-aunt Al in Scotland (where Sophie rides the pony Lucky), the family gets the sad news that Aunt Al has died, leaving them her home and money; the farm will come to Sophie when she turns 18. This time out, Sophie's malapropisms and other aspects of the book are handled in a way that feels a little less amusing and a little more condescending than in earlier titles. Those unfamiliar with the previous titles will have trouble discerning Sophie's age; not until fairly late in the book do readers learn that she is now eight. In spite of these quibbles, this is enjoyable reading; Sophie is well on her way to living happily ever after. (Fiction. 5-9)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1844281345
Page count: 110pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1996


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