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Sam and the Lucky Money

Written by Karen Chin & illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-hwa Hu
Published by Turtleback Books
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Sep 1, 1995
Publication Date
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Pages
4-7
Target Age

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he’s received for Chinese New Year.

What Kind of Book is Sam and the Lucky Money

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.0 / 7.0

This story about what a boy chooses to do with his lucky money he received from Chinese New Year is heartwarming. The overall message was great, with Sam realizing how lucky he is and wanting to help another. This book does have a little more text per page, so I’d recommend it for slightly older children who like to sit still for a little bit longer stories. :)

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Who Illustrated Sam and the Lucky Money

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Cornelius Van Wright
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Trivia to Know About This Book

  • The calligraphy on the back cover represents the Chinese characters for “Lucky Money.”

    The illustrators added this element to the cover because Chinese reads from right to left, and books written in Chinese open in this direction.

    From book's copyright page

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780613058223
Publication Date:
September 1, 1995
Illustration Details:
The illustrations in this book were done in watercolors on Strathmore Boards.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
94011766
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0613058224
Lexile® Level:
AD660L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
17734
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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