Cover image for Applewhites at Wit's End / Stephanie S. Tolan.
Applewhites at Wit's End / Stephanie S. Tolan.
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, 2013.

Physical Description:
253, 14 pages : map ; 22 cm
General Note:
Sequel to: Surviving the Applewhites.

Includes extras: "Behind the scenes of the Applewhite novels" and "Advice to young writers."
Great changes are in store for the highly creative and somewhat eccentric Applewhite family when money problems force them to open a summer camp for gifted children, who almost immediately begin to rebel, while a mysterious interloper watches from the woods.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 10 up.


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TOL Paperback Junior Paperback Fiction

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Jack Semple and E.D. Applewhite are back, in this middle-grade sequel to Stephanie S. Tolan's Newbery Honor Book Surviving the Applewhites.

Teenager E.D., the not so artistic, not at all eccentric member of the unconventional Applewhite clan, can't believe the plan her father has hatched to save the family from financial disaster. He's decided to transform their rural North Carolina farm into a summer camp for creative children.

Soon the farm is packed with temperamental artists, out-of-control campers, and an even more out-of-control goat. It's all a little too much for structure-loving E.D., even before threatening notes begin appearing in the family mailbox. Together with Jake Semple--the boy who survived his first year in the Applewhites' home school--she's determined to save the camp and the family from disaster.

Like Carl Hiassan's Chomp, Applewhites at Wit's End combines outrageous humor and the frustrations and joys of being part of a family.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

To save their home after a financial swindle, the creative, quirky Applewhite clan (Surviving the Applewhites) hilariously bands together to run a summer camp for talented kids. The influx of rebellious brainiacs and a mysterious inspector tests then expands everyone's abilities. Each character sparkles and gets a turn in the spotlight. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.