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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 168
Themes: war, reenactment, camping, family, humor, War of 1812
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 20/Sep/2016
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How can you liven up a boring camping trip with your grandpa and your younger brother? Spencer has the answer: lose the new cell phone you weren't supposed to bring with you. Add a War of 1812 reenactment, a student film crew, an old flame of Grandpa's, Laura Secord's cowbell and a larcenous hardcore history buff, and you get a weekend that gives Spencer his first taste of independence and maybe a glimpse of his future, by way of the past.

In this funny prequel to Jump Cut and Coda, the goofy and creative Spencer gets caught up in a War of 1812 reenactment.

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"Staunton does a marvelous job of creating a narrative and world from the perspective of his young characters...Recommended."
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"Spencer is a typical young boy: self-conscious, open to suggestion (even suspicious), impulsive, unromantic, loyal to his brother and nostalgic about his past activities with his grandpa. His genuine attraction to the filming rings true."