How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Crown Publishers, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
6 Reviews
Illustrated in full color. In a wildly funny twist on the annual "How I
spent my summer vacation" school-essay ritual, Mark Teague shakes up a dull
classroom with a young student's imaginative account of his adventures in the
Wild West. Most kids go to camp, or Grandma's house, or maybe they're stuck at
home all summer. Not Wallace Bleff. He was "supposed" to visit his Aunt
Fern. Instead, Wallace insists, he was carried off by cowboys and taught the
ways of the West--from riding buckin' broncos to roping cattle. Lucky for Aunt
Fern, he showed up at her house just in time to divert a stampede from her
barbecue party! Perfect for back-to-school read-alouds, here's a western
fantasy with sparkling illustrations and enough action to knock kids' boots off!

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User Review  - MaryLCarney - LibraryThing

This book is about a young boy with a wild imagine. He tells his story in rhyming mode. He is on a train to stay with his Aunt Fern for the summer and his train was attacked by cowboys, so he learned ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaestraDixon - LibraryThing

Funny rhyming book with cartoon-style illustrations about a boy's imaginary summer vacation with cowboys. Great illustration of a creative writing project. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Teague is the popular author and illustrator of Pigsty, which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. He also has been named spokesperson for Crayola's national art contest. He lives in NY with his wife, Laura and daughter, Lily.

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