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Max is furious! His mother has just remarried and is off on a first-class honeymoon, while he's shipped off to visit his father, Woody, a camel-keeper. What a rotten deal!
Max likes the good life, and can't understand why Woody enjoys traveling around the country, living in a trailer and selling camel rides. It's not until Max meets a wild assortment of people on the road -- like taco-stand owners, mother and daughter con artists, and a famous Las Vegas singer--that he starts to realize he doesn't know it all.
After one short summer, Max's journey is just beginning!
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E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.Review:
"The story has [Konigsburg's] usual combination of originality of conception, felicity of style, and suffusion of wit." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"A grand performance, sparkling with humor." - Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Dell Yearling, New York, 1985. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Seller Inventory # 1715
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0440442648