Ann and Friends - Lucky

A horse story and questions for Beginning Braille Readers by Ann Gelles.

10. Lucky

Lucky lives with Moe.

Moe has 9 horses.

Lucky is one of Moe's favorite horses.

Lucky is not very tall for a horse.

He is about 14 hands tall.

He is not young.

Lucky is quite handsome.

He has big black eyes and a nose that feels like velvet.

Lucky's gray coat is very soft.

Lucky's tail sweeps the grass.

Moe's friends say Lucky is very cute.

Moe rides Lucky almost every day.

They practice a lot so they can work well together.

Lucky and Moe have won a lot of prizes.

Moe and Lucky lose sometimes.

A friend will trade another horse for Lucky.

Kim says Lucky is just the right horse for kids.

Kim has 4 girls.

They love Lucky.

They already ride Lucky for prizes.

The girls have fun with Lucky.

Moe would rather sell Lucky.

Moe does not want another horse.

Horses poop about 15 times a day.

Then Moe would pick up less poop.

Maybe Moe will trade Lucky for another horse.

Maybe Moe will keep Lucky.

Maybe Moe will sell Lucky.

Would you keep Lucky?

I just received some bad news from Moe.

Some coyotes ate Lucky.

Lucky Questions

  1. Who is Lucky?
    (Moe's favorite horse)
  2. What happened to Lucky?
    (He was eaten by coyotes.)
  3. Describe Lucky.
    (handsome, soft gray coat, long tail, old, nose that feels like velvet, big black eyes, cute)
  4. Why do Moe and Lucky ride every day?
    (So they can work well together and win prizes at horse shows.)
  5. Who is Kim?
    (a friend of Moe's whose daughters ride Lucky for prizes)
  6. What does compete mean?
    (to go against someone to win first place or a prize)
  7. Why does Moe want to sell her favorite horse?
    (She doesn't want to see Lucky die. She would pick up less poop.)
  8. Who else rides Lucky for prizes?
    (Kim's daughters)
  9. Why might Kim want Lucky?
    (He is a good and safe horse for kids.)

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