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Children's Fiction Military & Wars

Camp X

by (author) Eric Walters

Publisher
Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Category
Military & Wars, General, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670911011
    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
    List Price
    $22.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780141313283
    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143189008
    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

It's 1943, and nearly-12-year-old George and his older brother Jack are spending a restless wartime summer in Whitby, Ontario , where their mom is working at a munitions plant while their dad is off fighting the Germans. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp-and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as George and Jack get caught up in the covert activities of Camp X.

Fascinated by Camp X and its secrets, the boys begin to suspect local townspeople of being spies. Is the police chief keeping tabs on people for enemy purposes? Is Jack's boss at the newspaper really amassing information for sinister reasons?

Unable to resist the camp's allure, the boys keep going back to find out more details of what's going on-they even meet William Stephenson, the Man Called Intrepid himself. They also attract the attention of a very sinister character, someone who is determined to use George and Jack's knowledge against the Allies, no matter the consequences . . . or the casualties.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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Awards

  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Award

Editorial Reviews

"A gripping tale." - Canadian Living

"An absorbing read." - Quill & Quire

"Walters's engaging style and ability to create believable characters will make every young reader long for the opportunity to be involved in something as exciting." - The Evening News (Nova Scotia)

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