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  • Pages:168
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:war, reenactment, camping, family, humor, War of 1812
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  • Pub Date:09/20/2016
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:570L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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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.
"Staunton does a marvelous job of creating a narrative and world from the perspective of his young characters...Recommended."
– CM Magazine
"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."
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