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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

Charlie Joe Jackson Series

Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert

Roaring Brook Press

Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-bookie”)—a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing—one genius at a time.

Tommy Greenwald's Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation is another fun installment in the life of a reluctant reader.


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I knew what the place was going to be like as soon as I saw the sign on the way in to camp.
CAMP RITUHBUKKEE: MOLDING YOUNG MINDS SINCE 1933
I’m sorry, but I don’t want my mind to be molded. Mold is gross. It reminds me of that green stuff that grows on bread. I hate mold.
I’d prefer my mind deep fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and then covered in chocolate sauce.
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On the surface, Camp Rituhbukkee looked like pretty much any other nice summer camp. It had a big lake for swimming, a basketball
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Praise for Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

"Fans of Joey Pigza and Big Nate will find a lot to love here. . . A series that improves with each offering." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A great read for reluctant readers or readers just looking for a little harmless fun." -- Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert

  • TOMMY GREENWALD has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. This is the result. And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco. Illustrated by J.P. COOVERT.
  • Tommy Greenwald
    Tommy Greenwald
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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

Charlie Joe Jackson Series

Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert

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Roaring Brook Press

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