I Want to Go Home

I Want to Go Home

Book - 1981
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Gordon Korman's uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK!

Rudy Miller really isn't into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian "for his own good" all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned - yet hilariously bungled - escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away.

Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes. Hmmm, maybe it isn't such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic, c1981.
ISBN: 9781443146050
Branch Call Number: J KOR
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 19 cm


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Feb 25, 2018

The popular Bill Murray film "Meatballs" (1979) preceded this by only 2 years so there may have been some minor influence, such as the main character name Rudy, but Korman's Canadian camp story stands on its own and has a cleaner sense of humour. I've re-read my 1st edition several times since then.

Dec 04, 2017

Very good , humorous story . What this kid didn't think of to do at camp . Really liked this book !

Aug 21, 2016

Greatest book ever! I literally couldn't put the book down! When people say this book is funny, boy are they right--it's hilarious!

Patrik_Miao May 15, 2016

Very funny and humorous

Jul 09, 2015

Exellent book with a very funny plot and good ending.

liamnevin Dec 17, 2014

This is my mom's fav,is it good?

nabeel45 Jun 08, 2013

Awesome book!!!! Really funny. people should definitely read it!!!

4brothers Dec 29, 2012

funny really funny you should read

Remembered loving this book in my childhood and read it aloud to my husband and three kids aged 7, 9, and 11. They thought it was hilarious and laughed so much! Thank you Gordon Korman for improving the quality of our driving time.

Gushihahapro Jul 19, 2012

A humourous book about Rudy hating camp. I recommend this for younger ages.

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Feb 25, 2018

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Gushihahapro Jul 19, 2012

Gushihahapro thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10


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