When Casey's class begins studying Nomads, he and his best friend Art begin building tents everywhere. They tie their scout neckerchiefs around their heads like Bedouin nomads wearing kaffiyehs. They also prepare to compete in the Scout Olympics. Neither boy is a strong athlete, but Casey's dad is helping him practice for the free-style swimming event.
Then Casey's father is called out of town for work. At first, Casey feels angry his dad broke his promise to help Casey. His father is also sad, but can't leave his assignment writing secret codes for the army. Eventually, Casey learns to draw on his own resources, and practices on his own.
Finally, with his best friend, funny little sister and the words of a mysterious Apron Lady cheering him on, Casey swims the swim of his life.
In the end, his father's job with the army gives Casey's family a chance to travel, to set out on new and exciting adventures across the United States, to become real live nomads.
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|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|