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Camp X
     

Camp X

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by Eric Walters
 

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It's 1943, and nearly-12-year-old George and his older brother Jack are spending a restless wartime summer in Whitby, Ontario, where their mom is working at a munitions plant while their dad is off fighting the Germans. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp-and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as George and Jack get caught

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It's 1943, and nearly-12-year-old George and his older brother Jack are spending a restless wartime summer in Whitby, Ontario, where their mom is working at a munitions plant while their dad is off fighting the Germans. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp-and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as George and Jack get caught up in the covert activities of Camp X.

Fascinated by Camp X and its secrets, the boys begin to suspect local townspeople of being spies.

Unable to resist the camp's allure, the boys keep going back to find out more details of what's going on-they even meet William Stephenson, the Man Called Intrepid himself. They also attract the attention of a very sinister character, someone who is determined to use George and Jack's knowledge against the Allies, no matter the consequences . . . or the casualties.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A gripping tale." - Canadian Living

"An absorbing read." - Quill & Quire

"Walters's engaging style and ability to create believable characters will make every young reader long for the opportunity to be involved in something as exciting." - The Evening News (Nova Scotia)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141313283
Publisher:
Penguin Canada
Publication date:
09/16/2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.58(w) x 7.28(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He is the only three-time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch and Red Maple Awards. if (SYM == "BIO") { document.writeln("

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Camp X 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old was hesitant to read this book so I started reading it with him. By the end of the first chapter, he was hooked and finished it in one weekend. We live in Ontario, Canada, where the book takes place, so that added to his interest, but Eric Walters was able to tell a riveting story while at the same time providing historically accurate information about the the spy camp that was set up to join the Americans and the British during the 2nd World War before the Americans joined the war. It was told in a humorous and exciting, but not scary at all way and he can't wait to read Camp 30 now...the next book. I highly recommend this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was an excellent story. Filled with lost of mystery, and excitment. A book the kept my attention from start to finish.