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Week in the Woods

Week in the Woods

(2002)
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Rich kids are snobs and slackers. They think they're too good for anyone else, and that they don't have to work hard at anything. That, at least, is the opinion of fifth-grade science teacher Mr. Maxwell, and the super-rich new kid, Mark Chelmsley, is showing no signs of transcending the stereotype. Or is Mr. Maxwell just too anti-elitist or ego-driven to notice? Once again, the talented Andrew Clements (Frindle, The Janitor's Boy) allows adult characters to "come of age" right along with his adolescent characters in the most refreshing and insightful of ways.

Mark has low expectations of his new school in rural New Hampshire, and he'll be there for less than four months anyway, so he can't let himself get attached. It's the glory of the countryside around him that shakes him awake--and the urban boy's first trek on snowshoes, discovery of an old barn, and rediscovery of Jack London are exciting to behold. For the first time in his busy, absentee parent-controlled life, Mark discovers "his own sense of time--time present--and he had discovered how much this time was worth."

As the reader starts to like this curious, resourceful, clearly not lazy kid, Mr. Maxwell's preconceptions start to seem all the worse. It all comes to a head at the school's annual camp out (called A Week in the Woods), where Mr. Maxwell accuses Mark of breaking a rule--without getting all the facts that would have proven his innocence. Mark escapes into the woods before he can be driven home: "If Mr. Maxwell wants to get rid of me so bad, then he's gonna have to find me first!" Will Mark survive on his own in the woods overnight? What will Mr. Maxwell do when he learns his own prejudices have colored his judgment? What starts out as a school camp out turns into a terrifically suspenseful survival story of a man and boy who come head-to-head, and learn a few lessons while they're at it. Readers will be on the edges of their seats! (Ages 9 to 13) --Karin Snelson

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4395-2900-0 / 978-1-4395-2900-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-08-11
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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4242-1677-X / 978-1-4242-1677-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
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August 2004 : USA Turtleback
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-606-30068-6 / 978-0-606-30068-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-7569-2944-X / 978-0-7569-2944-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-613-92512-2 / 978-0-613-92512-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: A Week In The Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-7862-5016-X / 978-0-7862-5016-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-439-49300-5 / 978-0-439-49300-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: SCHOLASTIC
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August 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-689-82596-X / 978-0-689-82596-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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August 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-439-53108-X / 978-0-439-53108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-689-85802-7 / 978-0-689-85802-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

July 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Week in the Woods, a (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-307-24634-5 / 978-0-307-24634-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-8072-0961-9 / 978-0-8072-0961-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-8072-0962-7 / 978-0-8072-0962-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Lib)
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2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Week in the Woods (AUDIOBOOK) [CD]
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-8072-0963-5 / 978-0-8072-0963-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: n/a
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Kindle Editions

September 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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September 2002 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Week in the Woods
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   



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