Lucy by Randy Cecil
In Lucy by Randy Cecil, every morning Eleanor gets up, hugs her father goodbye before he goes to work, and lowers a breakfast sausage tied to a piece of string from her window for the little stray dog waiting in front of the red door below. The little dog spends her day looking for food and avoiding the obstacles of life – she had a home once, but only remembers it in dreams as she naps under the tree in the park. Eleanor’s father is a juggler, but has horrible stage fright – with each attempt at a performance he freezes. Lucy features soft pencil drawings and is presented in four acts – as the story repeats and small things change, we keep reading to find out if the right thing will change allowing the Eleanor, her father, and the little stray dog to find the happiness they are looking for.
Lucy by Randy Cecil is a junior book, but adults will enjoy it too. It is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.
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