The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Have Pen, Will Travel

The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Have Pen, Will Travel

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by Ruth McNally Barshaw
     
 

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Ellie captures all the excruciating and funny details of a dreaded camping trip in her secret journal. Complete with games, songs, weird facts, and more, Ellie's sketch diary soon reveals she's actually having fun! Perfect for sleep-away campers, vacationers, and any kid looking for a great summer read.


"Reminiscent of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy

Overview

Ellie captures all the excruciating and funny details of a dreaded camping trip in her secret journal. Complete with games, songs, weird facts, and more, Ellie's sketch diary soon reveals she's actually having fun! Perfect for sleep-away campers, vacationers, and any kid looking for a great summer read.


"Reminiscent of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid... Humorous and realistic." --SLJ on Ellie McDoodle New Kid in School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599909042
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Series:
Ellie McDoodle Diaries Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,144,116
File size:
81 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

RUTH MCNALLY BARSHAW has worked in advertising, and illustrated cartoons for newspapers. Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen,Will Travel was her first children's book. She lives in Michigan with her family.
www.ruthexpress.com
RUTH MCNALLY BARSHAW has worked in advertising, and illustrated cartoons for newspapers. Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen,Will Travel was her first children's book. She lives in Lansing, MI, with her family. www.ruthexpress.com

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Have Pen, Will Travel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's camping time for Ellie McDougal but she's not happy about it. Ellie's parents have to go out of town, so she and her baby brother, Ben-Ben, will be going with their Aunt Ug, Uncle Ewing, and cousins Erick, Deanna, and Tiffie. All of the camping supplies are packed and ready to go, including Ellie's sketchbook. Will the trip be as bad as Ellie is afraid it will be? Through the pages of Ellie's sketchbook, she tells the story of her camping trip. She meets a 13-year-old boy by the name of Scott. He is one interesting character, as he speaks French, Japanese, and English. He wants to learn to draw, which is something that Ellie can help him with. He has to leave but never tells Ellie that he is leaving Campsite 137. She is saddened by her friend leaving. Her opinions of her relatives change throughout the book. In the beginning, she thinks of Erick as being a dinosaur but that changes as it goes along. Erick also collects frogs and thinks he has found the best frog, but holds him too tight -- Oh, no! The illustrations are very cute and add meaning to the story. The characters you meet in this book are very unusual. The storyline keeps young readers interested. This is a must read for children ages 9-12 who would love to be entertained with a good story and a very easy read. With fewer words and many pictures on each page than most books for this age group, this is a delight. Pack up your bags and get ready for a camping adventure with Ellie along -- it's bound to be a great time! I hope that there are more exciting adventures of ELLIE MCDOODLE books in the future. **Reviewed by: Bri P.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and always entertaining. A must read for kids. Not expensive...you will wanna read it again and again!
LyndaMH More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book. The text alone would make a wonderful kid-friendly story, but the cartoon illustrations make it! It's amazing how simple the drawings are, yet they capture so much! I also love how honest Ellie is--a truly authentic kid's voice. And, on top of all that, it's pretty funny! Highly recommended! Kids will love it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It's camping time for Ellie McDougal but she's not happy about it. Ellie's parents have to go out of town, so she and her baby brother, Ben-Ben, will be going with their Aunt Ug, Uncle Ewing, and cousins Erick, Deanna, and Tiffie. All of the camping supplies are packed and ready to go, including Ellie's sketchbook. Will the trip be as bad as Ellie is afraid it will be?

Through the pages of Ellie's sketchbook, she tells the story of her camping trip. She meets a 13-year-old boy by the name of Scott. He is one interesting character, as he speaks French, Japanese, and English. He wants to learn to draw, which is something that Ellie can help him with. He has to leave but never tells Ellie that he is leaving Campsite 137. She is saddened by her friend leaving. Her opinions of her relatives change throughout the book. In the beginning, she thinks of Erick as being a dinosaur but that changes as it goes along. Erick also collects frogs and thinks he has found the best frog, but holds him too tight -- Oh, no!

The illustrations are very cute and add meaning to the story. The characters you meet in this book are very unusual. The storyline keeps young readers interested. This is a must read for children ages 9-12 who would love to be entertained with a good story and a very easy read. With fewer words and many pictures on each page than most books for this age group, this is a delight. Pack up your bags and get ready for a camping adventure with Ellie along -- it's bound to be a great time! I hope that there are more exciting adventures of ELLIE MCDOODLE books in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is cute and I really enjoyed reading it! Not the best book I ever read, but still really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dork diaries is way better than this!!!!!she does not even like anyone!!!!!!how even likes this garbidg!! I hate this!!!!!!!!and you!!!!!""-#kenken
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are other books FIVE to be exact! And ellie is not a dork in the least and shes not crazy over boys or has crushes btw the dude at the camp sooooo dosnt count if it did its the only one in the whole series and the dork dires girl is an air headed girl that thinks shes a dork
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample but i had the same problem, I trie shaking my nook but that didnt work can anyone help me? If you have another solutin write for your headline "solution" thnks!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just shake your nook reley hard
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got the sample and this book looked pretty good to me. But the illustrations kept covering the text, so i couldnt read some parts of it. If any one has a solution to my problem, please writ the heading as" to malfunctioned"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books i only have the first one its a really good series to read for ages 8-12 or 9-12 i really recomend this book
MI_Reader More than 1 year ago
Why Kids Will Love It: The voice! Ellie shares all her thoughts in her drawings and the text of the book making the reader feel like they ARE Ellie. Her adventures with her cousins are funny and very real.  Any child could picture themselves as Ellie, especially girls who will love her. This book is also good for reluctant readers, as the drawings on each page make them seem less daunting to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Kids 5 and up would <3 it! I read the sieries. The sieries is pretty good. Tommarow is my birthday, so that means I get to have the book that comes after this one! You would love th sieries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my fav books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is waaaaaaaaaaay better than dork diaries + i luv the part in this book where they get lost in the woods. Reply 2 broncos #1 fan. LETS GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice diary but dork diaries is better cause it actually HAS more than one book about it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO gooooooooooooooooooood +i hav red all the books
i_Am_DaH_pErSoN_ More than 1 year ago
Havent Read Yet but Looks AAAAAAAAAWwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssoooooooooommmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Peace OUt Dawg !