Fiddleback by Elizabeth Honey

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Twelve-year-old Henni offers a fast, funny, action-filled account of a camping trip that no one will forget.

The friends and neighbors of Stella Street have found the perfect camping spot–miles of forest all around, a grassy clearing, and a swift-moving stream with a lovely swimming hole. Three moms, three dads, one older neighbor, five kids, and one blissed-out dog explore, build camp fires, and skinny-dip. It’s the kind of magical place where nothing bad could possibly happen. Well, except for the shady loggers who try to poach some valuable old-growth trees. And the juvenile delinquent who follows them from the city and steals their food. And a horrendous storm that washes out the road they drove in on. And the very pregnant mom’s chilling announcement: “I think it’s time. . . .”
 

About Elizabeth Honey

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Elizabeth Honey is one of Australia’s most popular authors of award-winning fiction, picture books, and poetry.
 
Published June 12, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And they have, even though idyllic days of exploring, gathering small treasures, skinny dipping, and just laying about are interrupted by the arrival of a neglected, at-risk teenager, a pair of big snakes, an unscrupulous sawmill boss out to poach an ancient blackwood tree, and, after a violent s...

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The cast includes Henni's electronics-genius friend, Zev, her hand-standing sister, Danielle, cheerful Mr. Nick and a wiener dog, who's become very attached to a "smelly old hoof."

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Seventh-grader Henni recounts an eventful camping trip with family members and neighbors.

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