Nature Girl by Jane Kelley

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Eleven-year-old Megan is stuck in the wilds of Vermont for the summer with no TV, no Internet, no cell phone, and worst of all, no best friend. So when Megan gets lost on the Appalachian Trail with only her little dog, Arp, for company, she decides she might as well hike all the way to Massachusetts where her best friend, Lucy, is spending her summer. Life on the trail isn’t easy, and Megan faces everything from wild animals and raging rivers to tofu jerky and life without bathrooms. Most of all, though, Megan gets to know herself—both who she’s been in the past and who she wants to be in the future—and the journey goes from a spur-of-the-moment lark to a quest to prove herself to Lucy, her family, and the world!

“First-time novelist Jane Kelley uses the light touch of humor to let in the sunlight. Bravo!”—Sid Fleischman, Newbery Award–winning author

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About Jane Kelley

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JANE KELLEY is the author of the middle-grade novel, Nature Girl (Random House, 2010). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her daughter, and a black cat who sometimes cries in the night for no apparent reason. You can visit her website at
Published April 12, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eleven year-old Megan is stuck spending her summer vacation far, far away from her home in New York City and Lucy, her best friend.

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