Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage, and Loyalty by Iris Krasnow
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow reflects with humor and heart on her summer camp experiences and the lessons she and her follow campers learned there that have stayed with them throughout their lives. Iris Krasnow was 8 years old when she first attended sleep-away camp, building lasting friendships and essential life skills amid the towering pine trees and open skies of Wisconsin. Decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. There, she revisits the activities she loved as a young girl: singing songs around a campfire, swimming in a pristine lake, sleeping under the stars-experiences that continue to fill her with wisdom and perspective. A nostalgic, inspiring memoir with a universal message on the importance of long-term friendship for campers and non-campers alike, Camp Girls weaves between past and present, filling the page in delicious detail with cabin pranks, canoe trips in rainstorms, and the joy of finding both your independence and your interdependence in nature alongside your peers. Through rich storytelling, Iris shares her own and other campers' adventures and the lessons from childhood that can shape fulfilling and successful adulthoods. Ultimately, Iris powerfully demonstrates that camp is more than a place or a collection of activities: it's where we learn what it means to be human and what it feels like to truly belong to a family-not of blood, but of history, loyalty, and tradition.
Hello Mother, Hello Father: Celebrating Summer Camp by Daniella K. Garran
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
According to the American Camp Association, each summer over 11 million lucky individuals attend summer camp. The book recognises the tremendous influence camps have had on millions of Americans in the past century and a half. This nostalgic look depicts camp life in over 300 warm and engaging images. Summer camp traditions, such as campfires, camp songs, and many more are presented. Highlighted are activities that make each camp unique. Dozens of photographs from a variety of camps illustrate campers and counsellors engaged in the myriad of activities offered. Short, reflective essays from past and present campers, counsellors, and directors reflect on the importance of summer camp and its lifelong impact. This book is nothing short of a letter home to the institution that has profoundly affected millions nation-wide, providing a transformative experience for children and adults alike.
The Sherlock Holmes Collection 6 Books Box Set By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (His Last Bow, The Memories of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of The Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by
With only a telegram to guide him, Tommy Mooney leaves his Long Island home in search of his big brother Jack-a RAF Spitfire pilot missing in action somewhere in Nazi occupied Europe. Tommy cycles to the Brooklyn Harbor where he spots a yacht flying a British flag and stows away in a Louis Vuitton trunk-discovered only when the ship is mid-Atlantic. Once ashore, he heads for London where he enlists the help of Daphne Clarke-Jack's British fiancée. Making off with a speedboat, the two cross the English Channel, dodging German U-boats. Hope turns to foreboding as it begins to look as though the two are being deceived by the Gestapo-used in a plot to expose a Resistance network created to help downed airmen evade capture. "What a bleeding conundrum," says Daphne, as it becomes clear that by continuing the search for Jack, they risk the lives of many like him-as well as their own.
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