HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Laura's Luck by Marilyn Sachs
Loading...

Laura's Luck (original 1965; edition 2001)

by Marilyn Sachs

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
963178,908 (4.14)6
Member:sarahbird
Title:Laura's Luck
Authors:Marilyn Sachs
Info:iUniverse (2001), Paperback, 224 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

Laura's Luck by Marilyn Sachs (1965)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Showing 3 of 3
Laura is a couple weeks shy of turning twelve, and is headed for camp for the first time due to a family crisis. Despite her unhappiness Laura is determined to be a "good sport" but the situation deteriorates until she winds up in the infirmary. Why can't she just enjoy her vacation like her younger sister Amy is doing?

Well done story by an author whose other works I thoroughly enjoy, and this one is not an exception. Like Beverly Cleary, Marilyn Sachs has truly captured childhood and pre-teen angst without subjecting us to all the whining found in other works of this genre. ( )
  fuzzi | Mar 1, 2018 |
One of my favorite books about the "camping experience" ( )
  WonderlandGrrl | Jan 29, 2016 |
Perhaps the quintessential summer camp story, if a little mired in period (John Garfield!). I never went to camp, but I'm fairly certain that if I had, I'd have been a lot like Laura. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
To my sister, Jeannie
First words
When the bus pulled away, Daddy ran alongside of it, calling, "Good-by, good-by... don't forget to write."
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595175902, Paperback)

In the second of three books about a poor family living in the Bronx in the 1940s, Laura, the older sister, has to cope with the pleasures and pains of going off to camp.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:44 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Laura knows camp is not for her, but meets someone who makes it fun.

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.14)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 3
3.5
4 3
4.5 1
5 4

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,000,454 books! | Top bar: Always visible