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Assigned to Lizzie McGuire as required reading during one of her school classes, The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club finally puts into print this "lost classic," for which Lizzie fans have been fruitlessly searching since they saw Lizzie reading it during the "Mom's Best Friend" episode on Disney Channel's hit Lizzie McGuire television series. A "post-it" on the front cover oAssigned to Lizzie McGuire as required reading during one of her school classes, The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club finally puts into print this "lost classic," for which Lizzie fans have been fruitlessly searching since they saw Lizzie reading it during the "Mom's Best Friend" episode on Disney Channel's hit Lizzie McGuire television series. A "post-it" on the front cover of the book lets readers know this is Lizzie's personal copy. And humorous comments and doodles in the margins of the interior are all Lizzie's, too. Featuring a "scholarly" introduction, the book centers on Darcy Lou, a young woman living on the Louisiana bayou of the late 1940s, whose orchid-growing mother, Tallulah, and her mother's crew of eccentric Cajun poker-playing friends, work together like fairy godmothers to help Darcy Lou attend the lavish New Orleans ball of her dreams. A "lost classic," The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club may not have been an Oprah Book Club selection, but it's sure to delight any Lizzie McGuire fan!...

Title : Lizzie McGuire: The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club
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ISBN : 9780786846467
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Lizzie McGuire: The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club Reviews

  • Jerry
    2019-05-19 17:08

    The Good: I love Lizzie McGuire in pretty much any form, and this tie-in novel of sorts was a fun one. The story was entertaining, and Lizzie's doodles and commentary were great. I especially liked the references to God, the Bible, and classical poetry, which is not what you usually get from Disney sitcoms.The Bad: This also isn't as clean-cut as the original show. A mention of a pregnancy outside of marriage may be too much for some young readers, although it is handled discreetly. Not only that, but...would a school really just give a student a copy of an assigned reading book to mark up herself? They never did that when I was in school!Conclusion: The executives at Disney struck gold with Lizzie McGuire; for quite a while, anything with her name and picture on it sold like hotcakes. I'll admit to being a longtime fan, but, like with many properties, I think that, at times, the show was misused just to make even more was the case with this. Die-had fans of the show will probably love it, but, everyone else should just stick to the original television series, the other tie-in novels, and the Mysteries book series.

  • Emily Colville
    2019-05-13 14:59

    Great story for a mother and daughter to read together. This book isn't really a Lizzie McGuire book in fact it doesn't invole her at all. It just tells a story of a girl from New Orleans who falls in love and it's beautiful!

  • Elle
    2019-04-30 14:54

    I have read this book many times and I never seem to grow tired of it. The funny, witty comentary by Lizzie makes this book all the more enjoyable!

  • Suki
    2019-05-08 15:07

    I really like this book because it is part of the volume of Lizzie McGuire. I use to love her shows on t.v. so i brought her volume to read. In this book she writes doodles on the margins like she's interpreting the book like we do in school. I think that it is really romantic where her family helps Darcy to get into a ball she wants to go and find her love. But at the end, her love is the person she knows. I think that if you want to find a person to love, why not look closer and not farther. The people who are closer are always the one that knows you well. It always happens in the movie where the main character knows that the person she loves the most is the one she is the most comfortable with and plays together in their childhood.

  • Bridget
    2019-04-27 15:48

    If you haven't read this book you should. It's a really sweet mother/daughter book. I like the plot line and it kept me entertained throughout the whole book.

  • Ayushi
    2019-05-13 14:45

    a very heart-touching book dealing with every aspect of a child's realationship with the mother...the book definitely is a must read...

  • Marissa
    2019-05-03 16:40

    This book moved me away from the children's short stories of Enid Blyton I had read for most of my littler childhood. It was a wonderful, dreamy book and it gripped me so strongly- being a 12/13 year old who had experienced emotions never expressed so well in anything I had read before, jealousy, empathy and unrequited love, I preyed on this. I also realised my imagination could be tuned to create a world for the words on a page, which I had a hard time imagining in Blyton's doll like fairyland creatures. Most significant improvement was that this book was set in the real world, which as a grown up reader hasn't changed much. This inconspicuous book led me to an entirely new genre with longer books such as Nancy Drew, Famous Five and Secret Seven.

  • Hilda Dominguez
    2019-04-21 14:47

    Aww, a wonderful classic story of a mother daughter relashionship and of Darcy Lou's first kiss and growing up. The Disney character Lizzie McGuire's comments and doodles helped lighten the sad moments. I enjoyed this book very much.

  • isa
    2019-05-15 11:42

    SCREAMING that goodreads recommended this to me because i haven't touched this book since third grade, but i adored it at the time and i'm surprised anyone's heard of it, lmao

  • Sarah Crawford
    2019-05-05 10:49

    The first story is about Lizzie running for class president against a boy who agrees to swallow worms for votes, and a cheerleader. At first Miranda and Gordo are strongly behind her, but gradually the political aspect of trying to please different groups of people causes Lizzie to go overboard to the point where she alienates both Miranda and Gordo.She becomes too much of a politician and too little of a friend. A fairly cute story.In the second story, Gordo is complaining that he's under a lot of pressure with all his studies, but Miranda and Lizzie want him to enter a contest which could get all three of them a trip to Miami.The second story is really a commentary on education, looking at two different approaches. One is the rote memorization of dates, names, places, etc, and the other is an approach which emphasizes more an examination of culture and practical application of learning. The rote memorization approach technically wins (since Lizzie's team loses), but the winning does not automatically lead to happiness.

  • Audrey
    2019-05-21 16:56

    I picked this book up at a garage sale and it was really pretty good. I use to watch Lizzie McGuire several years ago and I even remembered the episode this book is built around. This is a mother daughter story that takes place in the deep south, it's very touching and even humorous because this book was an assignment for Lizzie and she adds her notes and pictures in the margin of the book so you get two stories for the price of you.It was a very quick read, I read it in an hour, but I still enjoyed it and would highly recommend it especially for young teens.

  • Flanno
    2019-05-22 11:10

    I first read this book when I was obsessed with everything Hilary Duff (and thus, Lizzie McGuire) about 7 or 8 years ago... I have read it so many times since that I might even be able to recite it. It's definitely one of my favourite books of all time, even though it doesn't really have anything to do with Lizzie McGuire (other than her notes written in the margins). This is seriously the best romance book ever for teenage girls, and a beautiful story of friendship. Ever since I read it I have wanted to go to Louisiana. So cute, so sweet, so innocent, so good.

  • Aurora
    2019-05-11 19:05

    I remember when I was a kid I LOVED Lizzie McGuire books. I thought this was a pretty neat idea because when I was a kid if there was a book that wasn't real that everyone in a TV show loved i always wished I could read it. But this was pretty meh. I mean, I wasn't expecting much from a Lizzie McGuire book because those are not known for appealing to adults. So 3/5.

  • Christina
    2019-04-27 18:59

    OKAY. I just want to review this shortly. But this was one of my favorite books when I was younger and one of the reasons I started reading for fun. THIS WAS SO FUNNY AND NICE AND BEAUTIFUL AND YES YES YES. Read it, this is such a fun read!

  • Alyssa J.
    2019-05-17 14:04

    I was suddenly reminded of one of my favourites from my childhood. It was a great read that was made more enjoyable by the humorous annotations by Lizzie in the margins!

  • Nicole.kabalen
    2019-05-19 18:57

    too bad this is from the tv show Lizzie McGuire, it makes it sound like a childish book but I swear it's actually not! It's actually really touching and amazing

  • Camille Azarcon
    2019-04-21 11:06

    I read this when I was a kid and I loved it so much I even wrote a book report about it for our school project.

  • Amber
    2019-04-26 10:54

    i really liked this book that i recentally finished

  • Megan
    2019-05-12 13:45

    Obviously the author shipped Lizzie and Gordo as much as the rest of us did... Um... I mean, she shipped Darcy Lou and Gator... Yeah, that's it...

  • Joshua Gross
    2019-05-13 11:00

    This was a fun book. I never actually watched Lizzie Mcguire, but it was still entertaining. It was very over the top and was like reading one big cliche, but it was still fun to read and funny.

  • Cws
    2019-05-20 18:55


  • Markeisha Whitaker
    2019-05-21 15:00

    im still reading it but it really good .this book is about a young woman living in louisiana 1940 whose orchid growing mother Tallulh and her mother crew.