by Lucia Greene
by Lucia Greene
Ages 7 and up.
Even though Madison Grey’s best friend Sophie says their coming school vacation will be a blast, Madison’s not so sure. If it’s like every other summer—when she’s stuck home being pestered by three younger siblings—things could get really boring. Then her parents announce they’re sending her to Crazy Moon, the sleep-away camp in Maine they’ve been telling stories about ever since she was small. Campers stay in tents, and days are filled with things she’s excited about doing, like horseback riding, arts and crafts, talent shows, swimming in the lake, camping out under the stars and the promise of making new friends.
For once Madison will be independent, creating her own Crazy Moon adventures and bringing back stories to share with family and friends. She can’t wait to go!
"Madison Grey is a tad anxious about going to Crazy Moon sleep-away camp. This will be her first time away from home without her parents and three younger siblings. In this light, engaging first-person narrative for ages 7 and up, Greene (A Tunnel in the Pines, 2015) gives Madison an authentic, likable voice as she reacts alternately with nervousness, humor, curiosity, and thoughtfulness to her camp experiences. Greene brings summer camp to life from the affectionate perspective of someone who has been there, adding color and depth with small details." -KIRKUS REVIEWS
Lucia Greene grew up by a river in Connecticut, lived by the harbor in South Freeport, Maine, and finished her childhood on a one-horse farm in Poland Spring, Maine. A lifelong reader and writer, she edited children's books after college, enjoyed a career as an editor and reporter for People magazine, and is currently a freelance writer. She writes about many different things--like trains, engineering and technology--but writing for kids is her favorite thing of all.
She and her husband have three grown children and live in Newburyport, Massachusetts.