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Camp Average

by Craig Battle

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list price: $9.99
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published: Jul 2020
ISBN:9781771474542
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

A group of 11-year-olds arrives to spend six weeks playing sports at Camp Avalon—which they affectionately call Camp Average, because they never win at any sport. And that’s the way they like it. But this summer, new camp director Winston—who hates losing—has some hyper-competitive ideas about how to improve their performance, whether they want to or not!

Led by main character Mack and his friend Andre, the boys of Cabin 10 decide to reclaim their summer and revolt by losing spectacularly at every game they play, and especially at the big baseball tournament coming up with three nearby camps.

In a story full of plotting, planning, and plenty of push-ups, it’s a full-court press on losing for the campers, strategic play-by-play for the camp director, and great teamwork on all sides. Who will come out on top? The first book in the new Camp Average series is a smart, funny summer read featuring a diverse group of realistic characters and a winning storyline.

About the Author

Craig Battle

CRAIG BATTLE was the editor of OWL Magazine from 2006 to 2012. He now works as an editor at Sportsnet magazine. He has worked as a reporter, camp counselor, and basketball coach, and now adds children's author to his resume. Originally from Lantzville, BC, he lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
2 to 6
Awards
  • Short-listed, Sundogs Nominee List
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Read
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award
Editorial Reviews

“Hilarious, irreverent, and timely, highly recommended for sports fans, summer-camp alums, and preteen-year survivors.”

— Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

"A perfect summer read...that will delight young readers who want to relive their own camp experiences or summer camp wannabes."

— The Globe and Mail

"This is definitely one book you’ll want to pack in your duffel for summer reading."

— Sally's Bookshelf

"A fun summer read."

— Booklist

"This is a great book about friendship and standing up for what you believe."

— PSLA Teaching and Learning

"Young readers who are yearly campers, huge sports fans, or just looking for a solid story full of humour...will find something to love in Camp Average."

— Canadian Review of Materials

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