Brain Camp (Paperback)

Brain Camp By Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Neither artistic, dreamy Jenna nor surly, delinquent Lucas expected to find themselves at an invitation-only summer camp that turns problem children into prodigies. And yet, here they both are at Camp Fielding, settling in with all the other losers and misfits who've been shipped off by their parents in a last-ditch effort to produce a child worth bragging about.

But strange disappearances, spooky lights in the woods, and a chilling alteration that turns the dimmest, rowdiest campers into docile zombie Einsteins have Jenna and Lucas feeling more than a little suspicious . . . and a lot afraid.

About the Author

SUSAN KIM has written for more than three dozen children's TV series, including Reading Rainbow and Are You Afraid of the Dark? and received four Emmy nominations. Ms. Kim teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College and lives in New York City. City of Spies is her first book for children; Brain Camp her second.

LAURENCE KLAVAN wrote the novels "The Cutting Room" and "The Shooting Script," both published by Ballantine, and has also written screenplays and teleplays for Tri-Star, Warner Brothers, and the USA Network. City of Spies is his first book for children; Brain Camp his second.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist who lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her published works include Friends with Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), The Nameless City trilogy, Comics Will Break Your Heart, and the New York Times bestselling Pumpkinheads (with Rainbow Rowell).

Praise For…

“Bright and expressive drawing.” —Publishers Weekly

“From its shock opening right out of a horror movie, this graphic novel sets the scene for an old-fashioned scare story. . . . Well-rounded adventure.” —Booklist

“Kim and Klavan offer a sly social commentary with a fizzy dash of stomach-lurching horror. Hicks's chunky art goes to town with the revolting possibilities. Smart, disgusting fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A quick and quirky graphic novel.” —School Library Journal

“Excellent, and the combination of horror, suspense, and love story are likely to interest a much broader audience than any one theme alone. Illustrations support the plot well and offer a great, if revolting, view of the aliens.” —Children's Literature

“Though Jenna and Lucas are a rather typical offbeat pairing, they are still a fun duo to follow as they try to get to the bottom of Camp Fielding. The art is very well done and complements the story, depicting it exceptionally well. . . . Great read.” —VOYA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250062925
ISBN-10: 1250062926
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: June 16th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English