A Week in the Woods

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 20, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Mark didn't ask to move to New Hampshire. Or to go to a hick school like Hardy Elementary. And he certainly didn't request Mr. Maxwell as his teacher. Mr. Maxwell doesn't like rich kids, or slackers, or know-it-alls. And he's decided that Mark is all of those things. Now the whole school is headed out for a week of camping -- Hardy's famous Week in the Woods. At first it sounds dumb, but then Mark begins to open up to life in the country, and he decides it might be okay to learn something new. It might even be fun. But things go all wrong for Mark. The Week in the Woods is not what anyone planned. Especially not Mr. Maxwell. With his uncanny knack to reach right to the heart of kids, Andrew Clements asks -- and answers -- questions about first impressions, fairness, loyalty, and courage -- and exactly what it takes to spend a Week in the Woods.

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User Review  - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing

Andrew Clements in his book "A Week in the Woods" writes not just about a fifth-grade field trip, but a journey about biases, first-impressions, learning our own limits and conquering our weaknesses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Worthy of a Clements completist - not a good place to start with him. Iow, not his best work. I thoroughly enjoyed the concept that not all rich kids are brats and/or tragically neglected - Mark's parents do care and Mark is a good kid. And everyone learns a lesson and lives happily ever after. Read full review

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One Preparations
Three Not the Same
Six Spoiled
Eight Discoveries
Nine Testing
Eleven Spring
Thirteen Readiness
Fifteen Retrial
Seventeen Tracks
Nineteen Here
Twentytwo Home

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Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

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