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The author's experiences as a counselor at a summer camp for handicapped children form the basis for his portrayal of five severely handicapped youths at Camp Wiggin and the acorn necklaces and zest for life that united them all
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Even though he knows the camp is for disabled children, Ron Jones anticipates sunny days of hiking, swimming, and boating as a counselor at Camp Wiggin. But he arrives and realizes how severely disabled the children are, it seems too much to bear. Until he meets his campers—The Acorn People. A group of kids who teach him that, inside, they are are the same as any average kid, and with encouragement, determination, and friendship, nothing is impossible.
“A fantastic and beautiful story.”—Seattle Times
“Uncomfortably moving, yet told in surprisingly unsentimental terms. . . . Succinct and tender, it will haunt the reader long after the brief passages have been read.”—Houston Chronicle
“It will give your innards a bear hug. . . . You will read this book with a lump in your throat.”—Lincoln Journal (Nebraska)
Ron Jones is an author and has written several novels including The Acorn People, The Wave, and B-Ball, which have each been made into award-nominated television specials. Jones is a native San Franciscan, who still lives in California with his family. He is a graduate of Stanford University masters degree program in education and he taught theater and sports to the physically and mentally disabled for 30 years, but has since retired. Jones now enjoys writing and performing as a spoken word artist.
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Book Description Bantam, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0553258508
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