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Camped Out

by (author) Daphne Greer

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
General, Special Needs, Camping & Outdoor Activities
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459815414
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459815438
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

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

Awards

  • Joint winner, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection

Editorial Reviews

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

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"[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

"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

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