Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Book - 2012
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Charlie can't wait for school to be over. But he's wondering what particular vacation ordeal his parents have lined up for the family this summer. Canoeing with alligators in Okefenokee? Getting caught in the middle of a revolutionary shootout in Mexico? Or perhaps another trip abroad?

Turns out, this summer the family is staying put, in their hometown. Montreal, Canada. A "staycation," his parents call it. Charlie is doubtful at first but, ever resourceful, decides that there may be adventures and profit to be had in his own neighborhood.

And there are. A campout in the backyard brings him in contact with more than one kind of wildlife, a sudden summer storm floods the expressway, various pet-sitting gigs turn almost-disastrous, and a baseball game goes awry when various intruders storm the infield -- from would-be medieval knights and an over-eager ice-cream vendor to a fly-ball-catching Doberman.

Then of course there's looking after his little brother, Max, who is always a catastrophe-in-the-making.
Audience: For ages 7-10
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781554981779
Branch Call Number: J GAY
Characteristics: 150 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Homel, David

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vcortes5 Dec 22, 2012

the begining was great after a couple of pages it dragged but it got backs its story. For a child that is.

BPLNextBestKids Jun 21, 2012

School is out for the summer and this summer Charlie's parents have decided to have a 'stay-cation' at home instead of traveling to some exotic adventurous location. How boring! But, it ends up anything but boring as Charlie and his brother go from adventure to adventure! Lots of fun! Reviewed by BPL staff IB.

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May 02, 2012

natashazub thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 8

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