Fat Camp Commandos by Daniel Pinkwater

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In this sequel to "Fat Camp Commandos" the fat-camp dropouts are back - ready to raise a ruckus at a western dude ranch.

It's not enough that Ralph and Sylvia Nebula and their dear friend, Celtic witch Mavis Goldfarb have absconded from fat camp. It's not enough that they've perpetrated pranks on the people of Pookooksie. These anti-social tubs of lard won't stop there. Now, they're primed to challenge the great traditions of our nation, the things we learned as children in dark movie theaters, and in front of the TV during the four o'clock John Wayne spaghetti western.Yes, that's right, theyre headed to the Great American West. Imagine the fat camp kids against the setting of the west: down the dusty street, tumbleweeds tumbling, the languid sun beating down. Doc Atkins, a dissolute gunfigter, will learn that these kids are not to be trifled with. If you give them a trifle, they will eat it.
 

About Daniel Pinkwater

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Author, illustrator, and radio commentator Daniel M. Pinkwater was born in Memphis Tennessee on November 15, 1941. He is trained as an artist and attended Bard College. In 1969, he wrote and illustrated his first book, The Terrible Roar. Since then he has written over 50 books for children, young adults, and adults. He is also a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and regularly reviews children's books on Weekend Edition Saturday. While he has illustrated many of his works, his most recent ones have been illustrated by his wife Jill Pinkwater.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Scholastic Press. 96 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A lecture given on Anti-Fat Day, a local holiday when thin citizens demonstrate their affection for their fat neighbors by hurling doughnuts and screaming insults at them, convinces the parents of Ralph and Sylvia that they must send their overweight children to Camp Noo Yoo so that they can beco...

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To protest their enrollment at a weight-loss camp, three children become pro-pudge activists, "terrorizing ordinary citizens to awaken them from their fat-prejudice." Narrator Ralph Nebula

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To protest their enrollment at a weight-loss camp, three children become pro-pudge activists. "This unpredictable tale of vengeance shrewdly satirizes body-consciousness," said <EMPHASIS T

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To protest their enrollment at a weight-loss camp, three children become pro-pudge activists, "terrorizing ordinary citizens to awaken them from their fat-prejudice." Narrator Ralph Nebula

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Ralph and Sylvia Nebula flee Deepdip Cha-Cha's Fun Ashram for Kids.

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Narrator Ralph Nebula and his sister, Sylvia, hate squalid Camp Noo Yoo, where the owner and camp director, Dick Tator, makes dire predictions about their adulthood: "You live alone in a nasty little room because no one will marry a big fat tub like you."

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Twenty-four hours later, Ralph, Sylvia and Marvin are at Marvis Goldfarb's home, eating bacon and eggs, and coming up with a plan to get back at their parents for being dumb enough to send them to Camp Noo Yoo.

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