Backwards for Luck Author:Mary Francis Shura Andy was afraid of things. Lots of ordinary things like stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. His big brother, James, made fun of him and called him a scaredy-cat. James wasn't afraid of anything and he didn't believe in luck--good or bad--or so Andy thought. — Then Andy and James and Grandpa found a coal black kitten that didn't belong to anyone... more » and Andy almost forgot his other fears in his concern for her. Ticka had an uncanny way of getting into trouble and she seemed determined to use up her nine lives.
Andy's love for Ticka helps him conquer his fears and gain new understanding of his family and particularly of James. And, in the end, Ticka's wonderful surprise leads to a new idea of luck and an exciting promise of fun to come.« less