Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp

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Twelve-year-old Gus McCarty struggles at school with an obnoxious classmate named Al until an accident sends him back in time to a lumber camp with an equally troublesome lumberjack named Alex.

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Janie Lynn Panagopoulos has worked in the field of historical research, interpretation, and writing for thirty-seven years. Originally working in advertising and as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Panagopoulos has had over 1,000 articles published (1974-1992). She also wrote a syndicated history series that ran in fourteen Midwest newspapers (1985-1987). Ms. Panagopoulos has canoed over 4,000 miles on the Great Lakes and along Canadian waterways, build birchbark canoes and dugouts, studied and lived with traditional Native Americans, followed the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo, researched lumber and mining camps, and the Underground Railroad. She yearly participates in field research in archaeological digs and has worked as a lighthouse keeper. She has dog-sled, snowshoed, and traveled by wagon train, in costume, across the state of Wisconsin as a historian; today she continues to travel the trails of history and exploration in North America and Europe in search of our American roots. Ms. Panagopoulos spends three-eight years or more on historical research per project and takes her job as a historian and sharing history with young people, seriously. In 1989, Panagopoulos was awarded a National Historical Grant for research. In 2000, awarded the prestigious Michigan Authors Award . In 2001, awarded the coveted Read Michigan Award , several of her books have won Student Choice Awards and Teachers Choice Awards. In 2009, National Council for Geographic Education, Washington D. C., awarded Ms. Panagopoulos book, A Faraway Home: An Orphan Train Story the prestigious GEM Award (Geographic Excellence in Media). This was the first time in the organization s 93 year history a work of fiction received this award. In June 2009, Ms. Panagopoulos was awarded the Content Service Provider s Honorable Mention Award for her Distant Learning programs and in 2012, 2013, 2014 she was awarded Top Content Service Provider Award . Janie Lynn Panagopoulos is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and lives the life of an academic researcher and historical explorer learning the history of our nation, its diverse cultural background, and the stories of our ancestors. In the last twenty-five years, she has traveled on book tour and spoken extensively throughout North America sharing with students and educators her passion for historical research and adventures that celebrate history. Currently, Ms. Panagopoulos visits schools and Universities as a Content Service Provider teaching research and writing classes through Distant Learning, A.S.K. Programs, TWICE, and Polycom. Ms. Panagopoulos lives in Michigan/Virginia with her husband, Dennis.

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Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp explores the lumbering era of the western Great Lakes region with a story and characters that will keep you smiling long after you read the last page. --Lynne Deur, Publisher

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