Author: Craig Battle
Genre: middle grade
Publisher: Owl Kids
Pub Date: April 15, 2019
Rating: ⚾️ ⚾️ ⚾️ ⚾️ ⚾️
Taken from NetGalley
A group of 11-year-olds arrives to spend six weeks playing sports at Camp Avalon—which they affectionately call Camp Average, because they never win at any sport. And that’s the way they like it. But this summer, new camp director Winston—who hates losing—has some hyper-competitive ideas about how to improve their performance, whether they want to or not!
Led by main character Mack and his friend Andre, the boys of Cabin 10 decide to reclaim their summer and revolt by losing spectacularly at every game they play, and especially at the big baseball tournament coming up with three nearby camps.
In a story full of plotting, planning, and plenty of push-ups, it’s a full-court press on losing for the campers, strategic play-by-play for the camp director, and great teamwork on all sides. Who will come out on top? The first book in the new Camp Average series is a smart, funny summer read featuring a diverse group of realistic characters and a winning storyline.
Camp Average is a fun story about a group of 11 year olds surviving 6 weeks of summer camp! It’s actually called Camp Avalon but these campers prefer to call themselves average and they are ok with it! The problem at camp comes when they get a new camp director, and he’s a bit more competitive then they’d anticipated. The new director makes a bunch of changes that aren’t too popular with the campers. You’ll have to read it, to see how they respond to the changes…
This is a grand slam summer read for middle graders or anyone wanting to relive their summer at camp.
Craig Battle is the author of five books for young readers, including Camp Average. He is the former editor of OWL magazine and is currently an editor at Sportsnet. Originally from Lantzville, B.C., he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Angela, and son, Reggie.
Battle also has a young readers series called Max Finder. There are 7 in the middle grade mystery series.
Thank you to OwlKids and NetGalley for this advanced copy!
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