- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Canada, Limited (2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439969158
- ISBN-13: 978-0439969154
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Want to Go Home! Paperback – 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
Camp Algonkian Island is every campers dream. Or so the counselors and the camp director, Mr. Warden, believe. None of them are prepared for Rudy Miller. Rudy doesn't want to be at camp; he's determined to go home and he'll do anything he has to do in order to escape 'Alcatraz' (his preferred nickname for the island) and the clones (what he calls the counselors). His counselor in Cabin 13, Chip, isn't quite sure what to do with the Rudy when he refuses to participate in all camp activites by saying he 'doesn't do them'. Chip's problems have only begun when Mike Webster joins Rudy as another camper who would prefer to be elsewhere and finds himself swept up into Rudy's somewhat dramatic, and hilarious, attempts at escape.
Between repeated escape attempts, seemingly endless punishment duty, and an ongoing feud with cabinmate Harold Green, the counselors manage to force Rudy into participation and find that not only can he DO all the things he refused to participate in, Rudy has the abilities of a natural born overachiever! He wins at every sport, game and contest that he competes in -- but he still wants to go home.
Hilarity ensues as Rudy and Mike build dams, take boats, and escape from events off the island in their attempts to get away from camp while various counselors try to bribe Rudy into playing on camp teams (thus assuring they'd win); meanwhile, Rudy is slowly driving Chip toward a nervous breakdown.
Rudy's blase attitude and dead pan humor are dead on and this book is a masterpiece. No matter your age this book will be truly enjoyable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book to my 4th and 5th grade classes each year I taught. The students loved it.Published 2 days ago by SRoderick
This books was so popular with my family, that I read it aloud twice. Simply put, this book pokes fun at summer camp in ways that bring uncontrollable laughter bubbling up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by BarClay
I remember reading this as a child. I thought it was brilliant, clever and one of the funniest books that I had ever read. I highly recommend this book!Published 9 months ago by Brian Jones
An absolute kids' lit classic. Recently I took my beat-up, 30+ year-old copy from my family home with me to read to my sons -- and they think it's as funny as I did when I first... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Evan Gottlieb
Hilarious! I may have laughed harder as an adult than I did as a kid. Fun to read with my own kids.Published 10 months ago by Sarah
I LOVE this book! I've owned my copy for more than 30 years and read it so many times as a kid that the binding is cracked and the pages are falling out. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Emily Bedell
Lousy Cover BUT Best Kormon book ever! This is a halarious chapter book. I would recommend it for reluctant and avid readers alike. They are sure to come away laughing!Published 15 months ago by Kari
My kids were read this story in school and LOVED IT.
I'd buy it for them if it were available on Kindle.