Applewhites At Wit's End

Applewhites At Wit's End

eBook - 2012
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Jack Semple and E. D. Applewhite are back, in this middle-grade sequel to Stephanie S. Tolan's Newbery Honor Book Surviving the Applewhites. Teenager E. D., the not so artistic, not at all eccentric member of the unconventional Applewhite clan, can't believe the plan her father has hatched to save the family from financial disaster. He's decided to transform their rural North Carolina farm into a summer camp for creative children. Soon the farm is packed with temperamental artists, out-of-control campers, and an even more out-of-control goat. It's all a little too much for structure-loving E. D., even before threatening notes begin appearing in the family mailbox. Together with Jake Semple--the boy who survived his first year in the Applewhites' home school-she's determined to save the camp and the family from disaster. Like Carl Hiassan's Chomp, Applewhites at Wit's End combines outrageous humor and the frustrations and joys of being part of a family.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2012
ISBN: 9780062213372
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jun 07, 2018

I liked this book. I was hoping the other books in the series would be available at TC Library.

violet_cat_1889 Apr 18, 2015

The ending was unexpected at first, but as I thought about the encounters between the two characters (not to give anything away), it makes a lot more sense, especially after reading the first book.

Jan 02, 2013

I really liked the idea of all these artistic people crammed together. I want to go to 'Eureka!' A nice quick story, to read on ferry rides.

cino1 Nov 16, 2012

The Applewhites are an artistic family on the brink of financial ruin. To try and save the family from poverty and starvation, Randolph Applewhite dreams up a plan to change the family compound - Wit’s End - into “Eureka!” A summer camp for creative children. The whole family has to be involved – Randolph will do theatre workshops, Archie will teach Sculpture with Natural Materials, Lucille will lead the poetry workshops. There will be dance classes, painting, swimming, (in the pond with the frogs, snakes ,snapping turtles and muck!), campfires and more and E.D. will do all the scheduling! It all sounds great in theory – in practice there are artistic temperaments, headstrong campers, rampaging goats and anonymous threatening notes!
This book is lots of laughs – and a little mystery! Great read for children 8 - 12 years old, boys and girls.


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Feb 26, 2017

Yuliana0819 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 20

violet_cat_1889 Apr 18, 2015

violet_cat_1889 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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