cover image Tough-Luck Karen

Tough-Luck Karen

Johanna Hurwitz. HarperCollins, $5.95 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-688-10974-5

In this story by the creator of the Sossi family, the inimitable Aldo relinquishes the spotlight to his sister Karen. PW said, ``The novel lifts our spirits. De Groat's artful drawings illustrate the lively happenings, described in the author's warm and amusing style.'' Ages 8-up. (Sept.)