My Near-Death Adventures

My Near-Death Adventures

Alison DeCamp

Children's / Historical Fiction / Humor and Comedy

Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and humorous historical fiction will embrace this follow-up to My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!), which Publishers Weekly called an "exuberant first novel." It is 1895 Michigan. But now, instead of helping out rough-and-tumble lumberjacks, Stanley Slater (aka Stan the Man) must go to school. And on top of that, he has to look after Cuddy, a younger boy, before and after school. When his ne'er-do-well father shows up in town, Stan finally has a chance to meet the man he's dreamed about for so long. Plus, it will give Stan a chance to impress the infamous Captain Slater. (Stan is a whiz at impressing people, he doesn't mind saying.) But Captain Slater isn't quite what Stan expected. In fact, Stan isn't so sure he wants to be like his dad-- Captain Slater--at all. Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) "A knee-slapper of a debut. . . . 100 percent...
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My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!)

My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!)

Alison DeCamp

Children's / Historical Fiction / Humor and Comedy

For history lovers and journal fans comes a "hilarious and heartbreaking . . . 99--100% fantastic" (A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal) story about a boy on a mission to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan. There are many things that 11-year-old Stanley Slater would like to have in life--most of all, a father. But what if Stan's missing dad isn't "dearly departed" after all? Armed with his stupendous scrapbook, full of black-and-white 19th-century advertisements and photos, Stan's attempt to locate his long-lost hero/cowboy/outlaw dad is a near-death adventure fraught with pesky relatives, killer lumberjacks, and poisonous pies! His tale will leave readers in stitches, but not the kind that require medical attention. Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) "A knee-slapper of a debut featuring a narrator who is rather less than 99 percent reliable but 100 percent engaging." --Kirkus...
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