Are you feeling lucky?
Hard Pan, California, is well named. While this hardscrabble desert town doesn’t have an airport, hotel or even 50 residents, it does have the Found Object Wind Chime Museum and Visitor Center and folks drive for hours to eat the weekend specials at Brigitte’s Hard Pan Café. Lucky Trimble loves Hard Pan—she loves that the rocky landscape is home to the many creatures she studies, and she loves the other 42 inhabitants of Hard Pan almost as much as she loves her adopted mother, Brigitte. But when the health department arrives and threatens to close Brigitte’s Café, will Hard Pan be the same? Lucky has lots of questions, but a scientist knows that answers are only found when you keep looking. This book stands alone, but after you meet Lucky, you’ll want to read all about her life in Hard Pan from the beginning in The Higher Power of Lucky (the Newbery Award Winner for 2007) and Lucky Breaks.