As the school year begins, Lucy realizes that everyone in the pack of dorks is famous except for her. Sam becomes a local celebrity when he rescues twin toddlers about to get hit by a car. April and her brother help bring about the downfall of a ring of bicycle thieves. Sheldon and Amanda get into the paper for their campaign to protect turtle eggs laid on the school playground. Lucy's new teacher talks about what it means to be brave like them and how to be a leader. But Lucy? She doesn't even like to go to the basement by herself!
So Lucy decides she's going to do something heroic. This might be her chance to find her awesome. She'll be a super dork!
Unfortunately, all her attempts to help save the day of friends, family, and strangers seem to go awry -- and even make the situation worse. Can Lucy ever find a way to become a hero?
AuthorBy Beth Vrabel
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published8 May 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Beth Vrabel is the award-winning author of A Blind Guide to Stinkville, A Blind Guide to Normal, and the Pack of Dorks series. She can't clap to the beat or be trusted around Nutella, but indulges in both often, much to the dismay of her family. She lives in the Dallas, Texas area.
"Lucy's feisty narration, emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join." -- Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected
"Lucy's growth and smart, funny observations entertain and empower in Vrabel's debut, a story about the benefits of embracing one's true self and treating others with respect." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Camp Dork:
"Vrabel paints a realistic depiction of tween life, particularly its emotional confusion. Preteen readers will connect with Lucy's personal struggles and be entertained by her disastrous attempts at camp life." -- Booklist
"Vrabel has a rare talent for expressing the tenderness, frustration, awkwardness, confusion, and fun of growing up. VERDICT In Vrabel's capable hands, the ups and downs of adolescence shine through with authenticity and humor." -- School Library Journal
"With good humor, Vrabel explores the pitfalls of emerging preteenhood. This quick read nonetheless effectively delves into interpersonal pitfalls that will be familiar to most older grade schoolers, and Lucy's developing insight may even provide a few hints for staying on the right path. Honest, funny, and entertaining." -- Kirkus Reviews