ZACK'S STORY by Cameron Dokey

ZACK'S STORY

From the "Boys Camp" series, volume 1
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Age Range: 7 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Eleven-year-old Zack Wilson has dreamed of summer camp his whole life, and here he is at Camp Wolf Trail having the time of his life in this debut volume in the Boys Camp series.

There’s a map challenge, swim tests, breakfast cleanup duty, an expedition looking for animal tracks and a mistake that could cost Zack the trust and friendship of his new Birch Cabin buddies—and that’s just the first day at summer camp. The Outdoor Adventure Guide has always been Zack’s favorite book, in which a city boy like him could learn everything about the great outdoors—navigating by the stars, using a compass or starting fires. But it lets him down when he most needs it, and Zack must learn a lesson about taking a stand and owning his mistakes. Later, on a mountain hike, the lesson learned comes into play once again, and in a short time, Zack goes from chump to hero, and camp now feels like where he belongs, among his new friends. Combining simple, fast-paced prose, a third-person voice and italics to indicate Zack’s thoughts, Dokey crafts a high-spirited, good-natured story of a young boy finding his place in the camp world.

A lighthearted camp romp with just enough danger and misadventure to keep the pages turning. (Fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62087-528-5
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2013




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