CAMP CREEPY TIME by Gina Gershon

CAMP CREEPY TIME

The Adventures of Einstein P. Fleet
Age Range: 11 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

Chubby 13-year-old Einstein Fleet has no desire to go to summer camp—especially a classic-movie-monster-themed camp. He’d rather stay home and work on his conspiracy theory website, The Smoking Peashooter. When he arrives at Camp Creepy Time, he finds weird campers are only the beginning of his problems. The counselors are insane, the food is nonexistent and the Arizona weather is unbearable. All his theories prove true this time: The counselors are aliens and they want to turn the campers into actual classic-movie monsters to be featured in an intergalactic zoo. It’s up to Einstein and Roxie (a fellow camper who turns out to be an outer-space FBI agent of sorts) to save the day—which they do, deftly setting up the sequel. Actress Gershon and her older brother have concocted a bizarre brew of sci-fi, humor, horror and pop culture. The fans of the fart jokes might miss the cultural jibes, but this addition to the huge canon of reluctant-camper literature will likely find an audience. (Fiction. 11-14)

Pub Date: May 10th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-399-24737-8
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2007




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