Camp Sylvania

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063114029

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About the Author

Julie Murphy is a freelance illustrator working traditionally in pen and watercolor, with occasional mixed media elements. She lives in Southern California among the butterflies and hummingbirds, drawing and painting versions of the kind, gentle world she wants to help create for all of us.

Reviews

"Murphy renders her camp of fat characters with nuance, giving them unique personalities beyond their size and often pointing out how others' judgments ignore their full humanity and undermine their confidence....A fun and spooky celebration of fat kids and friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Through Maggie's witty first-person narration, Murphy reveals the fat camp's horrors, both benign and supernatural, as Maggie, who experiences performance anxiety, realizes that she and her body are just right the way they are. It's a character-driven summer camp romp that takes on anti-fat bias while underscoring how parents don't always get things right." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers of gentle horror will enjoy the eerier elements, and fans of contemporary middle-grade fiction will be delighted by Maggie's realization that she's perfect just the way she is." -- ALA Booklist

"The characters' [are] engaging and memorable.... The central focus is on Maggie's journey to overcome her personal fears, but the diet culture-obsessed vampires also allow for some moments of biting satire." -- Horn Book Magazine