by Tammy K. Rudolph Lucy is excited. Today she and the rest of her class are going to do some painting. This is Lucys favorite thing to do but this art class proves to be a little more than she expected. Lucy is given a set of paints, some paper, a small cup of water, and a paintbrush unlike any other. This paintbrush seems to have a mind of its own. Lucy tries to convince the teacher and her parents that the resulting problems are not her fault. Lucys Mysterious Paint Brush will remind you of the innocence of childhood and the willingness to believe in magic, especially when it comes out of the blue. ABOUT THE AUTHOR An elementary school secretary for about ten years, Tammy K. Rudolph works at Wainwright Elementary School, which was nationally recognized with the 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools Award. The staff focus is on reading and academics to help the students succeed. An avid reader, Mrs. Rudolph credits the kids with letting her know which books are the most popular. Mrs. Rudolph lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two cats. She has two grown children who also live in Washington state. (2005, paperback, 32 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.