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My Near-Death Adventures (I Almost Died. Again.)

A hilarious sequel to My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!), which Publishers Weekly called “an exuberant first novel”

Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and humorous historical fiction will embrace this follow-up to My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!), which Publishers Weekly called an “exuberant first novel.”
It is 1895 Michigan. But now, instead of helping out rough-and-tumble lumberjacks, Stanley Slater (aka Stan the Man) must go to school. And on top of that, he has to look after Cuddy, a younger boy, before and after school.

When his ne’er-do-well father shows up in town, Stan finally has a chance to meet the man he’s dreamed about for so long. Plus, it will give Stan a chance to impress the infamous Captain Slater. (Stan is a whiz at impressing people, he doesn’t mind saying.) But Captain Slater isn’t quite what Stan expected. In fact, Stan isn’t so sure he wants to be like his dad— Captain Slater—at all.

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World English Language (Crown, Random House – July 2016)

The Author

Alison DeCamp

Alison DeCamp is an author whose debut MG novel, MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES (99% TRUE!), was initially pitched as “Wimpy Kid meets LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE”!  And now this hilarious, illustrated novel has a sequel too. Both books are published by Random House.

She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with enough credits to be a doctor but chose to be a teacher instead. After eight years of middle school and high school language arts, she left teaching to stay home with her now teenage children and write. She lives with her family and dogs in Northern Michigan, overlooking the lake.


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