The Cottonmouth Club by Lance Marcum

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Summertime and the livin' ain't easy

School's finally out, and eleven-year-old Mitch Valentine is ready to get started on his extensive list of things to do with his best friend - until his mom ruins everything with a surprise announcement. The family is going to take a long trip halfway across the country, to stay with her family down South. Mitch's reluctant summer visit to sweltering farm country tests him in all sorts of ways, starting with his sense of humor. Pitkin, Louisiana, turns out to be a place filled with challenges and dangers, from rope burns to raging bulls.

In this vivid and funny first novel, Mitch discovers that it's his own bad decisions that can make for the biggest challenges and dangers of all.


About Lance Marcum

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Lance Marcum is a sixth-grade teacher and lives in Fair Oaks, California. This is his first novel.
Published May 10, 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 341 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s summer, 1963, and Air Force brat Mitch Valentine is glad to bid adieu to sixth grade.

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