Philip and the Superstition Kid by John Paulits
Emery’s clumsy and monumentally unlucky cousin Leon
is coming to visit for a whole week! Philip and Emery, best
friends, are desperate to find ways to keep Leon out of their way, but
Leon’s bad luck follows
them everywhere. Rabbits’ feet don’t work. Homemade remedies
don’t work. And when Emery and Philip have an extraordinary spell
of bad luck themselves, they’re certain that Leon’s bad luck is
contagious. They plot and plan to convince Leon that the safest
place for him is in his own home. In a panic, Leon gets his mother
to end his visit early but promises to return for a night a week from
Friday, when he hopes he’ll be over his bad luck.
Triumphant, Philip and Emery laughingly decide to
circle that unlucky date on Emery’s calendar, but when they do they get
a shock. The thirteenth of the month. Friday the thirteenth!
And they have to spend it with Leon!