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A Week in the Woods

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ISBN13: 9780689858024
ISBN10: 0689858027
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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;Collision courseandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The fifth-grade Week in the Woods is a beloved tradition of Hardy Elementary, where Mark Chelmsley (the Fourth) is pretty much killing time before his parents send him off to an exclusive prep school. But then Mark realizes the Week might be a chance to prove to Mr. Maxwell that he's not just another of the slacker rich kids the teacher can't stand. andlt;BRandgt; But it may be too late for Mark to change Mr. Maxwell's opinion of him. On the first day of the Week, the tension between teacher and student explodes, and in a reckless moment, Mark puts not only himself, but also Mr. Maxwell, in grave danger. Can two such strong adversaries work together to save their lives?

Review:

"Mark, the 11-year-old at the center of Clements's (Frindle; The Jacket) brooding and uneven novel, initially has no interest in making friends at his new school in Whitson, N.H., where his constantly traveling parents have just renovated and enlarged a 1798 farmhouse. Knowing that he's headed off to a prestigious boarding school next year, the boy has no incentive for pleasing his teachers and spends much of the day gazing out the classroom window. His science teacher, Mr. Maxwell, passes judgment on Mark before the boy finally decides to give the school a chance ("The only kind of people Mr. Maxwell disliked more than slackers were... buy-the-whole-world rich folks"). A showdown between boy and teacher occurs at the start of the annual environmental program organized by Mr. Maxwell for the fifth graders, who spend a week in a wooded state park. The teacher's discovery of Mark with a tool containing a knife (which actually belongs to another boy) climaxes with a pursuit through the woods. Unfortunately, the suspenseful sequence that follows and the engaging denouement account for only a fraction of the novel. Laborious passages about Mark's family's home and barn and the boy's preparations for the school trip, plus perhaps a bit too much description of Mr. Maxwell's background, bog down the story line and may derail readers drawn to the book's enticing title. Ages 9-13." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Andrew Clements has written more than fifty books for children, including the enormously popular Frindle and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller Lunch Money. Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving east to begin a career in publishing and writing. He and his wife, the parents of four grown children, live in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents

One Preparations

Two Leaving

Three Not the Same

Four Attitudes

Five Zero Pressure

Six Spoiled

Seven Skirmish

Eight Discoveries

Nine Testing

Ten Trial and Error

Eleven Spring

Twelve Gearing Up

Thirteen Readiness

Fourteen Zero Tolerance

Fifteen Retrial

Sixteen Into the Woods

Seventeen Tracks

Eighteen Bushwhacking

Nineteen Here

Twenty Camp

Twenty-one Found

Twenty-two Home

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emhenig, April 29, 2011 (view all comments by emhenig)
It's the kind of book that makes you cry, when mark gets lost, you get scared.
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RCEDmonds, May 6, 2007 (view all comments by RCEDmonds)
I thought this was an excellent book. Unlike the reviewer for this site, my son (6) did not get bogged down in the detail. In fact, it was the detail that made this book so interesting. I read the book after my son did, and I could see how the issues of displacement, lonliness, independence and self-reliance fascinated him. And there was a lot of information about the woods, survival and making good choices. We both loved this book. We think Andrew Clements is a very engaging author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689858024
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Camping
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 4.935 oz
Age Level:
09-13

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mark, the 11-year-old at the center of Clements's (Frindle; The Jacket) brooding and uneven novel, initially has no interest in making friends at his new school in Whitson, N.H., where his constantly traveling parents have just renovated and enlarged a 1798 farmhouse. Knowing that he's headed off to a prestigious boarding school next year, the boy has no incentive for pleasing his teachers and spends much of the day gazing out the classroom window. His science teacher, Mr. Maxwell, passes judgment on Mark before the boy finally decides to give the school a chance ("The only kind of people Mr. Maxwell disliked more than slackers were... buy-the-whole-world rich folks"). A showdown between boy and teacher occurs at the start of the annual environmental program organized by Mr. Maxwell for the fifth graders, who spend a week in a wooded state park. The teacher's discovery of Mark with a tool containing a knife (which actually belongs to another boy) climaxes with a pursuit through the woods. Unfortunately, the suspenseful sequence that follows and the engaging denouement account for only a fraction of the novel. Laborious passages about Mark's family's home and barn and the boy's preparations for the school trip, plus perhaps a bit too much description of Mr. Maxwell's background, bog down the story line and may derail readers drawn to the book's enticing title. Ages 9-13." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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