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Effie's life is perfect now that she has two best friends, Nit and Aurora. Aurora's a super-athlete, and when she decides to leave St. Dom's for public school, where they have better sports, Effie panics. She's got to come up with a scheme to make Aurora want to come back to St. Dom's. Meanwhile, her mother's old college friend, Father Frank, the priest, has come to stay under mysterious circumstances. Effie's boss-a-holic sister Maxey starts acting like Saint Maxey. Effie's life doesn't seem so perfect anymore....
Camp Wickitawa, here we come! Mary Hershey's third book about fourth grader Effie Maloney is a hilarious Texas adventure, complete with a camp ghost, swim lessons, rescued armadillos, campfires, and cowgirl stew. Effie has been waiting forEVER for St. Dom's special fourth-grade camp. Could there be anything more thrilling than an entire week with her two best friends? But when her big sister Maxey (Bosszilla) ends up working there, Camp Oh-So-Perfect turns into Camp Calamity. And Effie has to figure out how to hide the fact that she's not, um, the greatest swimmer. She can't even float. But she better learn fast, because she just HAS to be named Outstanding Camper of the Week and win back her family's good name! (And she is N-O-T homesick. Completely andtotallynot even. ) From the Hardcover edition.
Something of great importance entrusted to fourth-grader Effi Maloney has disappeared and she's sure her big sister, Maxey, had something to do with it. Effi's no pushover, but trying to stand up to Maxey is like trying to stop an earthquake. It would be easier to deal with Maxey if Effi had a buddy. She hasn't had a best friend since Lola Jo moved, and she has so many secrets saved to tell a best friend--including the most amazing idea in the world for a winning science project--she's about to explode.Effi's got to win that science prize, find a best friend, and get back at Maxey--in just one week!From the Hardcover edition.
This narrative brings to life Hershey's newest protagonist, Alastair Hudson, a one-legged 13-year-old with dashing good looks, a wicked sense of humor and an enormous chip on his shoulder... depicting tragic circumstances with good expertise.
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