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ISBN: 1-886028-85-0

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Melinda Braun

Melinda Braun
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Luella is born to a motherless nest and is adopted by two adventurous young sisters named Mae and Zoe. But when they bring Luella home, Luella adopts Pancake, the family dog, as her mother!

Life with Luella is a challenge for the girls as Luella refuses to learn to swim and insists that she's a puppy not a ducky!

In the end the girls learn a lot from Luella. And Luella learns a lot from Pancake, including how to swim and possess her "duckness."

Braun's loveable characters and marvelous color illustrations will make this book a family favorite!

“The art is outstanding and the story is so cute! Kids are going to love this one.” — Amanda Parker, Manager at J.W. Beecroft Books & Coffee

This ducky little book was chosen as the October Staff Pick book of the month by J.W. Beecroft Coffee and Books. Good on ya Lue! Luella the duck was raised by Pancake the Pug and Luella returned the favor of Pancake's good wishes by donating a copy of her dramatic life story to the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and Adoption group (NIPRA).

On Saturday, September 15, NIPRA held its annual Pug Jam in Rockford, Illinois. Luella's stirring life story was one of the most highly sought after items in NIPRA's silent auction to raise money for the important work of pug rescue!

Have you read Luella? Review it here!

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  Rating: Excellent
Comments: I recently picked up a copy of Luella with the intentions to donate it to the elementary school library in a Chicago suburb where I teach. After reading it and loving it, I'll be ordering another copy to donate because I'm keeping this one for myself! It was darling and I just loved the idea of adopting another creature into your family. Friends are like chocolates...the more you have the happier you become! Thanks for publishing an endearing story with a Robert McCloskey (Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal) feel. It warmed my heart and made me smile. Congratulations and good luck on the sale of Luella. Best wishes to Melinda Braun for continued success as a writer. I hope Luella inspires her to write another one soon. Candy Fraser Technology Dept. Prospect School Hinsdale School Dist. 181
Submitted by: Candace Fraser on 9/5/2007 9:35:48 PM
  Rating: Excellent
Comments: Really loved the book! My kids loved it better.
Submitted by: Bozeman Gal on 8/8/2007 8:50:04 AM
  Rating: Excellent
Comments: Luella is the perfect bedtime story. A heartwarming tale that will leave a warm feeling in your heart. The illustrations are wonderful!!
Submitted by: Susan on 8/21/2007 5:44:47 PM
  Rating: Excellent
Comments: We bought a book for us and for each of our children and grandson. Great job! Great illustrations and story. What a delightful and fun book. Everyone should have a copy and one to give to a friend. You will love it!
Submitted by: Linda Schauberger on 12/13/2007 10:46:48 PM

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