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Nate Rocks the Boat (Nate Rocks series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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 "What can I say? Nate has done it again! The author continues to show us the world from the viewpoint of a ten-year-old child, in a very well done way."- Rute Canhoto, Author

"Nate Rocks The Boat is a fantastic tale filled with adventure, action and, most importantly, imagination. The "Nate Rocks" series recognizes that it is alright to be different. It also shows the pressure that most kids go through. It is difficult to find books that interest boys but this one is sure to pique their interest. I suggest giving your favorite fourth grader a copy of "Nate Rocks The Boat" and sit back and listen for the giggles." - Anne Billings for Readers Favorite

About the Author

Karen Pokras Toz writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction (as Karen Pokras). Her books have won several awards including two Readers' Favorite Book Awards, First Place in the Children's Chapter Books category and the Grand Prize overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com and www.karenpokras.com

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  • File Size: 437 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Daisy Press (April 20, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WC1L9I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Karen Pokras writes adult contemporary and middle grade fiction under the names Karen Pokras and Karen Pokras Toz. Her books have won several awards including two Readers' Favorite Book Awards, the Grand Prize in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. For children, her books include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie is Not My Name, and Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adult readers, Karen's books include Chasing Invisible, and her newly released, Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family. For more information, visit www.karenpokras.com and www.karentoz.com

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Format: Paperback
My 10 year old niece received a free copy in order to write a review. This is her review:

What is the book about?

It is about a boy that goes to camp and all the weird things that happen.

What was your favorite thing about the book?

When Nate saves a puppy.

What 3 adjectives describes Nate Rocks the Boat?

Good, exciting, a bit humorous

Who would like this book?

Boys 8 - 13 that like books about the fourth grade or maybe if you are in the fourth grade.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being I hate it and 5 being favorite book EVER, how do you rate it?

Because I'm a girl I say 4, but if I was a boy then it would be a 5.
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Nate is back in the sequel to Nate Rocks the World, in which he is not looking forward to spending the summer at Camp Spring Ridge, as Nate is more of dreamer than an outdoor kid, but he changes his mind when he finds out his best friend Tommy is going to camp too. He thinks that maybe this summer will be great, that is until he learns that his annoying older sister, Abby, is going to the camp too.

He has big dreams about the camp, such as eating great food (well better than his mother's cooking), and meeting new friends, but dreams are just dreams as he realizes that camp isn't exactly what he hoped it would be.

Nate has a hard time fitting in with the other kids. The activities are not what he hoped for as he would rather take out his sketchpad and draw than participate in the silly scavenger hunt. The campers are split into teams and they have to compete in an annual competition, which places Nate against Abby.

If you have never read Nate Rocks the World, do not worry as Nate Rocks the Boat is more of a standalone read. The book is aimed at middle grade readers, but adults can enjoy reading it too. The narration reminds me of the Fudge book series by Judy Blume. I like how the author, Kim Pokras Toz, used humor throughout the tale. Nate has a wild imagination from helping out the FBI to saving the camp from snakes. Nate Rocks the Boat is fun read for readers of all ages.

*I would like to thank Goddess Fish Book Tours for providing me with a review copy!
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Format: Paperback
Welcome to a new adventure with Nate Rocks! In this book, we may get less of Nate Rocks' adventures and more of Nate's adventures, but, this does not make the book any less fun and interesting. I was really happy to see Nate in action. Seeing him living in the real world, and less in the adventures he creates was wonderful!

This book is perfectly created for the MG reader. In this book, Nate is going to summer camp. I remember the time I dreaded to go on one sponsored by my school. I dreaded being away at a new place, among new kids, and having to adjust to a completely new environment. I dreaded the fact that I would not be accepted, would have to face bullies and I would end up doing something stupid or dangerous. Nate also has to face all these things. But, add to it the fact that is elder sister is going to the same camp, and it gets a whole lot worse. The only solace is that he has his best friend along with him. I can imagine, and somewhat remember going through the same problems that Nate does in this book. Every kid wants to be accepted in school and at camp. Most boys, including me, who have an elder sister feel that their sisters are out to get them. Also, we have all been bullied by someone at some point when we are that age (well almost everyone).

I liked all the small details which the author adds to help create the perfect image of every scene in the book. The car ride to the camp, the arrival, the departure of the parents, meeting other boys in the camp, the really hyper camp supervisor, and all the activities at camp all seemed to come to life in the book. It was like I was right there, alongside Nate, experiencing each and every up and down he was going through. And, I enjoyed every minute!

I did miss the consistent banter between Nate and Lisa.
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Nate Rocks is back and better than ever! Author Karen Pokras Toz sticks with a formula that works in her sequel Nate Rocks the Boat. With her flare for description Toz gives us the heebie jeebies at a slithering rattle snake about to strike, makes us laugh out loud at an over zealous camp counselor, and snicker behind our hand when Nate takes a horse shoe to the face in a backyard game gone wrong. But in the end we learn that thanks to his active imagination and clever thinking Nate truly does rock! This is a must have for the young readers in your life!
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I bought the Nate Rocks books to read with my children. They loved this book! Having never been to camp, everything was a new experience for them right along with Nate. Their favorite part was the ending, and finding out the true identity of The Bobino. Once again, Nate Rocks and saves the day! We have already started the next book in the series and we all hope that Karen Pokras Toz keeps writing these adventures! My kids will surely be re-reading them for a long while.
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This is my review copied from my blog, MariettaHomeschoolingZoo.BlogSpot.com

My Review - 4.5 stars

It has taken me a lot longer to write this blog post & review than it does most. Not because I did not like the book. Not because it was so-so, but instead I have found myself daydreaming and wandering with my thoughts just like Nate! Now, if I could only become a great hero like Nate and save the day! HMMM.......

Karen has a done a delightful job with writing Nate Rocks the Boat. The creativity and imagination she has given Nate is wonderful. This is actually the second book in the Nate Rocks Series. I will be reviewing the first book, Nate Rocks the World next Tuesday, February 19th, so be sure to check back! There is a less than 3 weeks before the release for the third book in the series, Nate Rocks the School on March 4th. I will be hosting a review and giveaway on Match 7th that you won't want to miss!

Nathan sure does endure a lot. From his evil older sister always giving him a hard time to his Mom's awful cooking to getting a black eye just before leaving for a new summer camp. And from no other than his Mom's best friends annoying daughter, Lisa. There is no way he can tell the kids at camp that he got a black eye from a girl. He has to come up with something, and it better be good. Luckily Abby will be tucked away on the other side of the lake. Nathan's best friend Tommy surely won't tell the truth. WHEW! All is well.....or is it?

Poppy and I have both been reading the Nate Rocks series. Poppy says that she loves the way it blends so seemingly between reality and Nate's daydreaming. She especially liked during the Color Wars when the teams had to preform a skit in front of the entire camp.
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