Lucky Stew


Are ‘ya down on your luck,
Little buckaroo?
Well, let me teach you how
To make “Lucky Stew”:

A rabbit’s foot
And a four-leaf clover.
A chewed-up bone
From a dog named Rover.

An old shoelace
And a wooden nickel.
A broken wishbone…
Some rotten pickles.

A shooter marble
And a painted rock.
Three horseshoes
In a smelly sock.

Now just add water
And mix it ’round.
I’d say yer lucky
If you can keep it down.

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Christy Schneider.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

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3 Responses to “Lucky Stew”

  1. Ann Troe Says:

    Christy! LOVE, LOVE your illustration for Lucky Stew! If I had to pick a favorite part of the illustration (this is tough!) but the “Hat” really makes me smile… isn't Phil such a great writer!

    Hats of to you both!

  2. Tyler Says:

    Phil is a great writer. Where do you come up with this stuff? Great rhyme, great tempo. I don't really know what that means, but it seems like this poem has it. Definitely book worthy in my opinion!! The illustration is great. Yes, love the hat and the pigtails.

  3. Tyler Says:

    Phil is a great writer. Where do you come up with this stuff? Great rhyme, great tempo. I don't really know what that means, but it seems like this poem has it. Definitely book worthy in my opinion!! The illustration is great. Yes, love the hat and the pigtails.

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