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edition:Paperback
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category: Children's Fiction
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781459815414
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Camped Out

by Daphne Greer

tagged: camping & outdoor activities, special needs
Description

Max knows his mom can't afford to send him to summer camp. But he really, really wants to go. He needs a break from looking after his autistic brother, Duncan. And from his mom's new boyfriend. He is surprised when his mom says that he can go after all. But there's a catch. There are spots available at the camp for families with special needs. A grant would cover Duncan's fees, and Max could attend at no charge. If he goes as Duncan's escort.

This is the second story featuring Max and Duncan after Maxed Out.

About the Author
Daphne Greer graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a Bachelor of Child Study. She is the author of Maxed Out, a 2013 nominee for best quick read by the American Library Association. Jacob’s Landing is set in the beautiful surroundings of Newport Landing, Nova Scotia, where she lives with her husband and four daughters. Visit her at daphnegreer.com
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
5 to 9
Reading age:
10 to 14
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection
Editorial Reviews

"There's a lot packed into this slim book: lessons about compassion and understanding, likeable characters and a story that keeps the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next."

— Atlantic Books Today

"The writing is straightforward with uncomplicated, short sentences, but [the] plotline is immersive. Written between a third and fourth grade reading level, this [book] will particularly appeal to middle school hi-lo readers."

— School Library Journal

"Greer has crafted a useful book to promote the power of empathy, and hopefully Max's newfound understanding will carry over to her readers."

— Resource Links

"[Greer's] straightforward writing will appeal to kids who enjoy realistic fiction. Camped Out is also an easy read that will entice some reluctant readers. Kids will be able to identify with Max; like all of us, he has family struggles. But ultimately, he's just a normal kid. Recommended. "

— CM Magazine
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