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I Want to Go Home

Categories: Fiction, History, Seasonal
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ISBN: 9781443182850 Pages: 192 Ages: 8-12 Dimensions: 5.264" x 7.623"

About this book

Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to summer camp “for his own good,” all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned — yet hilariously bungled — escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away.

Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes.

Hmmm, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .


“Gordon Korman has obviously been to camp. I Want to Go Home! brought back fond and funny camp memories. However, whether they be campers or not, upper elementary and junior high school students are sure to enjoy I Want to Go Home!” — Atlantic Provinces Book Review (Nov-Dec 1983)

“Gordon Korman truly captures a child's point of view.” — Morning Star (Nov. 7, 1997) (by Kari Jones, Grade 6)

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