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Sleep out
Carrick, Carol.
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Publication Information:
New York : Seabury Press [1973]
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32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm
Christopher almost regrets being so anxious to try out his new camping gear his first night in the country that he doesn't wait until his father can come along.
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Anxious to try out his new camping gear, Christopher sleeps out alone on his first night in the country and almost regrets that he didn't wait for his father to come along.

Author Notes

Carol Carrick was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 20, 1935. She received a degree in advertising art from Hofstra University in 1957. After college, she worked as a layout and mechanical artist at several New York advertising agencies and at Coronet magazine. Her first book, The Old Barn, was published in 1966 and was primarily a vehicle for her husband Donald F. Carrick's illustrations. They collaborated on 37 books before his death in 1989 including Sleep Out, Ben and the Porcupine, Two Very Little Sisters, and Stay Away from Simon. She wrote nine more books after that including Mothers Are Like That and The Polar Bears Are Hungry, which were illustrated by her son Paul. She died due to complications from a stroke on June 6, 2013 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. Christopher's first camping trip includes some scary experiences but he weathers the storm-- literally and emotionally. The summer season also prompts interest in Nancy Carlson's Arnie Goes to Camp, Marc Brown's Arthur Goes to Camp, and Anne Rockwell's The Night We Slept Outside.