Turns out, this summer the family is staying put, in their hometown. Montreal, Canada. A "staycation," his parents call it. Charlie is doubtful at first but, ever resourceful, decides that there may be adventures and profit to be had in his own neighborhood.
And there are. A campout in the backyard brings him in contact with more than one kind of wildlife, a sudden summer storm floods the expressway, various pet-sitting gigs turn almost-disastrous, and a baseball game goes awry when various intruders storm the infield - from would-be medieval knights and an over-eager ice-cream vendor to a fly-ball-catching Doberman.
Then of course there's looking after his little brother, Max, who is always a catastrophe-in-the-making.
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
from the book
"Summer in the City works as an easy transition for kids making the step up from picture books."-Quill and Quire
"...this volume is made even livelier and more enjoyable by the numerous pen-and-ink/watercolour illustrations that have made Marie-Louise Gay such a recognized name in Canadian children's literature."-Montreal Gazette
"An upbeat summer idyll likely to draw chuckles whether read alone or aloud."-Kirkus
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