Summer in the city
An OLA Best Bet for 2012
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.
Level 4.1, 3 Points
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|Grouping Title||summer in the city|
|Grouping Author||gay marie louise|
|Last Grouping Update||2017-12-19 00:13:11AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-20 00:19:12AM|
|available_at_school||Cane Ridge Elementary|
|detailed_location_school||Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Fiction|
|display_description||Summer is coming, but Charlie's parents haven't told him what their vacation plans are yet. When Charlie finds out that there are no plans, he thinks that this summer is going to be boring just hanging around Montreal with his little brother. Wild animals on the streets, a massive storm, and an ax murderer say otherwise.|
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|owning_location_school||Cane Ridge Elementary|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000616956|Book|Books||English|Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press ;|2012.|150 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|series||Travels with my family|
|series_with_volume||Travels with my family|3|
|subject_facet||Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure fiction, Montreal (Quebec) -- Fiction, Summer. -- Fiction, Vacations -- Fiction|
|title_display||Summer in the city|
|title_full||Summer in the city / by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel|
|title_short||Summer in the city|
|topic_facet||Adventure and adventurers, Summer, Vacations|