The Big Swim
by Cary Fagan
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Format: Hardcover | Pub Date: April 2010 | Age: 9 - 12 | 128 pages |
Format: Paperback | 128 pages | Pub Date: April 2010 |
When Ethan arrives at summer camp for the first time, he has just three modest goals. First, to survive. Second, not to be hated. Third, not to be the worst at anything. But these goals turn out to be relatively easy to achieve. Instead, his real challenge comes in the form of a new cabin mate. Zachary arrives at camp late, surrounded by a cloud of rumors, and Ethan finds himself intrigued and somehow envious of the new arrival. Zach doesn't seem to care what anybody thinks of him. He doesn't even seem upset when he is forced to miss the Big Swim, the legendary camp event where a select few try to swim across the lake and back.
"Fagan perfectly captures the summer camp experience … satisfying and charming." Publishers Weekly
"A thoughtful exploration of how children judge each other and the bonds of friendships." CM Magazine