Lucky by Richard C. Hawkins
The Tale of a Tree

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The story of Lucky, a tree living in a forest, who is uprooted and taken home to become a boy's Christmas tree. He lives a short, glorious life bedecked in splendor, until the Christmas season ends and he slowly dies.
 

About Richard C. Hawkins

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Carolyn M. Brown a former elementary school teacher is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University. She currently resides in Hunterdon County New Jersey with her husband and three children. Carolyn loves to find Gods surprises in everyday lifelike a flawless trip to the mailbox on a pogo stick or the thrill of finding a longlost constellation. All You Want and Then Some is her first book.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Worldways Publications. 39 pages
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Adding to the story’s depth is a dedication to Shirley, Hawkins’ late wife who—before losing her battle with cancer—requested that he write this book in honor of a beloved, withering porch tree.

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Happy-Go-Lucky is a series of peeks into the life of Poppy (Sally Hawkins), a kooky 30-year-old first grade teacher who lives in a North London apartment with her long-time best friend and fellow teacher Zoe (Alexis Zegerman).

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Mike Leigh writes and directs this great character study centered on an amazingly upbeat grade school teacher, played by Sally Hawkins, who encounters life changes and heartfelt experiences.

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Entertainment Weekly

The sunshiny primary-school teacher nicknamed Poppy (Sally Hawkins) in Mike Leigh's exuberant comedy Happy-Go-Lucky is the kind of relentless optimist one might worry about in real life.

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The Telegraph

Even from its opening scenes, it is clear that Happy-Go-Lucky is no ordinary Mike Leigh film.

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Christian Science Monitor

Few directors provide as much elation as Mike Leigh when he's at the top of his game.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Fortunately, as Leigh proved in "Secrets & Lies" and "Vera Drake," he has a keen eye for actresses, and he has found in Sally Hawkins the consummate Poppy.

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Common Sense Media

Just beneath the surface of what seems to be Poppy's unwavering good spirit lies a wise, sensitive, and courageous young woman.

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Zimbio

Already launching into a depiction of life as viewed by Poppy, we're taken in promptly as we reach its brightly colored menu filled with pictures of the cast that pop up amongst flowers, butterflies, and hearts, that moves from left to right as though we're in the car with Poppy and Scott moving ...

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Time Out New York

He is less concerned here, unlike, say, ‘Secrets & Lies’ and ‘Vera Drake’, with following a driving narrative than with minutely observing Poppy through her relationships with others, whether it’s the kids she teaches at her primary school, her repressed driving instructor (Eddie Marsan, excellen...

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New York Magazine

I’d like to think Poppy will never go away, that we all can cultivate our inner Poppys.

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Birmingham Public Library

Leigh and Eddie Marsan, the actor who plays Scott, developed this character for a very long time, then Leigh introduced Scott to Poppy.

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