• Shortlisted for the Hackmatack (Nova Scotia’s Children’s Choice Book Award)

Martin’s first overnight camping trip with the Junior Badgers is going to be a weekend with the works!

Martin Bridge returns with more daily slice-of-life adventures. This time, Martin’s first overnight camping trip with the Junior Badgers is going to be a weekend with the works! There are badges to earn, gooey campfire treats to eat, hiking trails to explore … and Alex’s pranks to avoid. But when Martin finds himself on the receiving end of his friend’s horror-movie slime, it’s payback time!

Join Martin Bridge as he blazes ahead with a flashy campfire performance, an inspired prank of his own, some lightning-fast bicycle repairs and a surefire way to make his father’s old lawn mower go like blazes.

  • Kirkus Reviews: “Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate every new installment.”
  • Horn Book: “Martin is a real boy with parents who allow him to find his own way, a rarity in today’s early chapter books. Warm, expressive graphic and charcoal sketches add an extra dimension to both stories.”
  • School Library Journal: “Martin Bridge returns in another book that’s just as funny as the previous titles in the series … Kelly’s expressive, quirky drawings in graphite and charcoal with digital shading complement the text.”

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