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Summer of L.U.C.K.
Young Dragons Press

Summer of L.U.C.K. and sequel Ready or Not
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 Three struggling kids stumble upon a magical carnival
that’s about to change their world

Stuttering Darby is never perfect enough for her mother. Justin’s been silent since his dad died. Naz is trying to learn English. But after they meet at summer camp, mysterious calliope music from an abandoned warehouse grants them power to communicate without words. When they sneak inside, the dark, empty space bursts into a magical carnival. They’re greeted by the ghost of Leroy Usher, who asks for their help convincing his family to restore the carnival to its former glory. In return, he promises to teach the kids how to find their voices.

As Darby, Justin, and Naz are swept off on a series of midnight adventures via Mr. Usher’s carnival rides, they discover they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. With each challenge, their confidence in communicating – and in themselves – grows. Meanwhile, they scheme to persuade the Usher family to revive the carnival. But when Darby’s bunkmates trick her into starring in the camp talent show, her budding confidence falters. Can she risk being less than perfect by performing in the show and speaking up to Mr. Usher’s resistant son? If not, she’ll put the carnival in danger and sabotage her most important quest: to believe in herself, stutter and all.

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Ready or Not
Young Dragons Press

Summer of L.U.C.K. and sequel Ready or Not
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Ready or Not is Book Two in the Summer of L.U.C.K. Trilogy

How do you learn to be brave?

With his second summer at Camp Inch headed downhill fast, thirteen-year-old Justin faces a tricky choice: stand up to bigotry or let fear hold him back. When he’s targeted by a bully, and a good friend stops speaking to him, Justin counts on help from Leroy Usher, the ghost whose magical carnival helped transform Justin’s life after his father died last year. So this should be a breeze, right? His expectations rise further when a mysterious message from Mr. Usher invites him and pals Darby and Naz for a midnight visit. Instead of a reunion, though, the kids find themselves transported through time to unravel a mystery that tore Mr. Usher’s family apart. As Justin digs for the truth, he discovers that Mr. Usher faced challenges during his lifetime with courage – and without magic. But if courage is what it takes, Justin must learn to do what’s right when everything’s wrong.

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The Chambered Nautilus
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The Chambered Nautilus is Book Three in the Summer of L.U.C.K. Trilogy

COMING APRIL 30, 2024!

The Chambered Nautilus, third in Laura Segal Stegman’s Summer of L.U.C.K. middle grade trilogy, is a magical tale of the power of friendship and the rewards of perseverance. With the summer camp from Books One and Two as the setting, the story begins when best friends Darby, 13, Justin, 14, and Naz, 12, are drifting apart. Busy with kids their own ages, they have little in common now that the ghostly Leroy Usher has been laid to rest. With the camp overseeing his extraordinary carnival, everyone’s captivated by the new Chambered Nautilus ride, inspired by the spiral-shaped sea creature whose name it bears. But when pieces from the Ferris wheel inexplicably vanish, the three friends reunite to answer a mysterious plea for help — from Mr. Usher. As they strive to locate him, they discover a connection between the Ferris wheel incident and the Chambered Nautilus’ secrets. In a race against time, they encounter one crisis after another, attracting increased scrutiny from camp officials. Ultimately, they must rely on their wits – and each other – to figure out how to get Mr. Usher back to rest before he’s trapped forever. If they can’t, they risk expulsion from camp and threaten the beloved carnival’s very existence.

 

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