Summer in the city
Husband-and-wife team Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel create a sequel to the enormously popular Travels with My Family and On the Road Again! -- but with a twist. This time Charlie and his family stay home, and find adventure in their own Montreal neighborhood.
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.
Key Text Features illustrations key text features
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
Level 4.1, 3 Points
|Grouped Work ID||2cebb2ef-8516-9f0a-07af-bb73130bd6a6|
|Grouping Title||summer in the city|
|Grouping Author||gay marie louise|
|Last Grouping Update||2017-12-19 00:13:11AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-28 01:07:08AM|
|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.|
|owning_location_school||Cane Ridge Elementary|
|series||Travels with my family|
|series_with_volume||Travels with my family|3|
Adventure and adventurers -- 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|
Adventure and adventurers