DescriptionSo, Zack Wilson thought, almost laughing at himself. I've been at Camp Wolf Trail, what? Ten minutes? And already I'm having an adventure. At last! Being at Camp Wolf Trail is a dream come true for city boy Zack. Finally, he'll have the summer full of wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, challenge, friendship, and fun of which he's always dreamed. But nature has surprises in store for Zack: animals, weather, and even the earth itself don't behave he way he expects them to, and especially not the way his favorite book, The Outdoor Adventure Guide, has described them. After Zack makes a mistake that nearly costs him the friendship and trust of his cabinmates, he loses confidence in his book--and in himself too. When a scary catastrophe happens, and Zack is faced with life-threatening danger, will he have the courage and problem-solving smarts to lead his friends to safety? With humor, honesty, and a deep appreciation of boys and wilderness, author Cameron Dokey and illustrator Craig Orback capture readers' curiosity in this rollicking first Boys Camp story of adventure and bravery, Zack's Story.
Sky Pony Press
June 04, 2013
6.35 X 0.71 X 8.21 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Her other fairy tales include, The Storyteller's Daughter, Sunlight and Shadow, and Golden. She has also written the #1 bestselling How Not to Spend Your Senior Year. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.
Craig Orback is a fine artist who has illustrated many highly praised books for children, several of which focus on historical subjects. The Can Man especially appealed to Orback because of its contemporary topic and setting. In addition to creating fine art and illustrations, Orback teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at local community colleges. He lives near Seattle, Washington. You can find him online at craigorback.com.
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. --Kirkus Reviews