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by E. L. Konigsburg
     
 

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The Camel-Keeper's Son

Maxmillian (also known as Bo) Stubbs's mother has just married a very rich man. Bo is looking forward to moving into his stepfather's big house and attending the snooty Fortnum School in the fall. Everything about Bo's new life will be first class, just like his new navy blazer with the Fortnum crest.

While

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The Camel-Keeper's Son

Maxmillian (also known as Bo) Stubbs's mother has just married a very rich man. Bo is looking forward to moving into his stepfather's big house and attending the snooty Fortnum School in the fall. Everything about Bo's new life will be first class, just like his new navy blazer with the Fortnum crest.

While his mother is on her honeymoon, Bo spends a month with his father, Woody, an itinerant camel-keeper who entertains at shopping malls and conventions around the country. Woody is decidedly not first class, and neither is the eccentric cast of characters Bo meets on their travels. But Bo learns a lot from them that isn't taught at Fortnum...about love, loyalty, and the art of pretending — and that class and first class are not necessarily the same thing.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The story has [Konigsburg's] usual combination of originality of conception, felicity of style, and suffusion of wit." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A grand performance, sparkling with humor." - Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW highly recommended both of these novels by the two-time Newbery Medalist--the first, "a grand performance," describes a boy who looks forward to the perks of his mother's remarriage to a wealthy man but who must first spend a month with his father, who entertains at shopping malls; the second is a "brilliantly sustained" mystery about a kidnapped daughter reunited with her family after 17 years. Ages 9-14; 10-14. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416958758
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,334,362
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.

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Journey to an 800 Number 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was horrible! I had to read it for a book report in third grade. To tell you the truth, there was nothing to tell about. For 'Highlights on the Book', I wrote,'The last page.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very interesting book. It was deffinantly an original story. It's a good book, but not one of my favorites. I reccomend you read it if your looking for a book that will take you to a place beyond ordainary thinking: an 800 number.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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