Camp X

Camp X

Book - 2002
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It's 1943, and nearly-12-year-old George and his older brother Jack are spending a restless wartime summer in Whitby, Ontario, where their mom is working at a munitions plant while their dad is off fighting the Germans. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp-and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as George and Jack get caught up in the covert activities of Camp X.

Fascinated by Camp X and its secrets, the boys begin to suspect local townspeople of being spies. Is the police chief keeping tabs on people for enemy purposes? Is Jack's boss at the newspaper really amassing information for sinister reasons?

Unable to resist the camp's allure, the boys keep going back to find out more details of what's going on-they even meet William Stephenson, the Man Called Intrepid himself. They also attract the attention of a very sinister character, someone who is determined to use George and Jack's knowledge against the Allies, no matter the consequences . . . or the casualties.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2002.
ISBN: 9780141313283
Characteristics: 233 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 11, 2017

This is a wonderful read which I would definitely recommend to all ages. I read it four years ago and I found myself coming back to re-read it over and over again. For sure one of my favourite books.

Nov 29, 2015

This entertaining and informative books keeps readers on the edge of their seats the whole read! Loved this must read book

Nov 28, 2015

I love book 1 because its so exciting and I love how the boys keep going at a the end even though they might of gotten caught or died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29, 2014

Camp X (2002), Camp X Series book 1 – entertaining and informative, excellent Juvenile rated book. This book should appeal to young boys in particular. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Sep 02, 2014

My congratulations to Canadian author Eric Walters on yet another very entertaining book. While Juvenile rated Camp X (2002) – Camp X Series book one is a fiction, it does inform young readers about a little Canadian History. While the characters and their experiences are imaginary, there was a Camp X during World War II. This author has a knack for writing some of the strongest introductory pages in a book that I have ever seen; introductory pages which immediately capture the reader`s interest. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Oct 16, 2012

This book is AMAZING!!!!!! I liked how the brothers used their quick thinking to escape but then at the end they had significant injuries.

Jul 08, 2012

This book is both exiting and a bit funny it is an awesome book!!!!!

kula1 Jan 22, 2012

I love these sieres. I like how the book is about history and it's not boring. Also, I like how how you could relate o the book a lot. How much books are there in these sieres???

DavidHScott Nov 24, 2011

This is an awesome book about Camp X which was a secret spy training camp by Lake Ontario. Two kids stumble onto it by accident, and get themselves involved in a plot to destroy a munitions plant. I've read almost all of the series and they are ALL AWESOME! (but this one and Shell Shocked are my favorites)

Aug 17, 2011

i relly enjoyed this book and i liked the idea of boys my age being spies for the allies and being so useful. i also like how the author ties in that strange sibling connection that there is in real life "no one insults my little bro except me" even though it's so incredible and a fiction novel it's seams like it's real or deffinitlly could be.

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Oct 16, 2012

Jack and George accidentally stumble across Canada's top secret spy camp. Soldiers catch them and send them homw and they are told to never come back again. But they go back and then they get caught. So the Lieutenant-Colonel interrogates them and finds out that the boys know more than he imagined, so they are recruited to be spies (unofficially). Then the editor of the newspaper, Mr. krum, gets suspicious of the boys and kidnaps them at gunpoint, and ties them up in a farmhouse inside Camp X. Despite bring tied up very tightly, Jack and George manage to escape and foil a nazi plot to attack the camp.


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