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This story shares a young boy’s hopes and dreams for the New Year — he has had so much bad luck in the past year, but he is certain that this year will be much luckier! A heartwarming and honest portrayal of what the chance to start over means for all of us. The author’s spare, lyrical couplets voice a child’s determination to face the new year with courage and optimism. An author’s note provides insight into her background and this festive occasion.

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