Caitlin's Buddy

Caitlin's Buddy

by K. Lang-Slattery
Caitlin's Buddy

Caitlin's Buddy

by K. Lang-Slattery



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First-time campers can be a lot of trouble! Caitlin agrees to be the buddy of a new camper. She and new camper Misha are assigned to the most rustic area where campers sleep in tents and cook over an open fire. Misha doesn't know anything about camp life. She trips over tent stakes, cries herself to sleep, and hides food in her backpack. Caitlin often gets frustrated as she teaches Misha what she needs to know. Caitlyn’s Buddy describes fun camping activities, outdoor cooking, and the growing friendship of two very different girls. As the days pass, Misha learns the importance of teamwork and Caitlyn realizes everyone has something special to contribute. Then, after a campfire, Misha runs off into the dark night and Caitlin follows to stop her. Will Caitlin be able to forgive Misha for getting them lost? Will the two girls only be temporary tentmates or friends forever? Children, in grades 1 thru 4 (ages 5 to 9), especially girls who will be going to summer camp for the first time will enjoy the feeling of taking part in summer camp adventures and sharing the ups and downs of new friendships.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163493609
Publisher: K. Lang-Slattery
Publication date: 04/08/2020
Series: Caitlin Easy Readers
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

Born during World War II and raised in 1950s Southern California, Kathryn Lang-Slattery enjoyed a childhood filled with reading, drawing, and long days at the beach. College took her to Los Angeles where she studied art and English at UCLA, graduated with a BFA, and then undertook graduate work in art and education at the University of the Americas in Mexico City. In the following years she taught art, English, and cooking, travelled around the world, raised a daughter and a son, and devoted over 20 years to the Girl Scouts as a leader and community supervisor. Finally, she returned to her early love of writing. She has had stories and articles published in several highly rated magazines for the youth market, including Spider, Ladybug, Jack and Jill, Boys’ Life, and Faces.
In the 1990s, Lang-Slattery became fascinated with her uncle’s World War II stories and began taping his memories. Soon she knew she had found a fascinating untold story of Jewish refugees who became silent heroes. More than a decade spent researching, interviewing Ritchie Boys, and turning the true story of her uncle into fiction became an odyssey of discovery that resulted in her first adult novel, Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy. . “I wanted to tell this story,” she says, “because it was different from any other Holocaust story I had read. The young Jewish hero is not a victim, but a young man who gradually grows from a frightened and frustrated teenager, looking for a place to belong, into a confident US Army intelligence officer who struggles with the conflicting emotions of hate and forgiveness.”

Kathryn has become an expert on the secret heroes known as The Ritchie Boys and her experiences as an indie-publisher have given her insight into this long and complicated process. Always an educator, she is happy to share what she has learned along the way.

After two years spent promoting her novel, Lang-Slattery has returned to children’s literature. Her early chapter book series is based on her childhood memories of summer camp where her mother was the life-guard and backpacking specialist. Written for ages five to nine, Tagalong Caitlin is about a little girl with big ideas, a plan to help her reach her goal, and determination. Caitlin’s Buddy is about camp experiences and friendship.
Kathryn’s memoir, Wherever the Road Leads, recounts living and traveling in a Volkswagen van with her new husband. Their adventure lasted two years and took them across four continents

Kathryn (who prefers to be called Katie) lives in Laguna Beach, only steps from her childhood home. She finds tranquillity simply by looking out the large windows of her living room toward a view of her garden and Aliso Peak beyond.

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