Cartboy and the Time Capsule

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Cartboy and the Time Capsule

By L. A. Campbell

Starscape Books, Hardcover, 9780765333179, 205pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

"Cartboy and the Time Capsule" by L. A. Campbell is a laugh-out-loud debut novel for young readers about sixth-grader Hal Rifkind--unfortunately nicknamed "Cartboy"--and his horribly historic, hilarious year.

Hal hates history class--it literally bores him to tears. But his father is a big history buff, and unless Hal gets a good grade this year, he'll never get his own room. Sixth grade gets off to a horrible start when history teacher Mr. Tupkin gives the class an assignment to write journals that will be buried in a time capsule at the end of the year. Things get even worse when his dad makes him take his neighbor's old shopping cart to school, earning him the nickname "Cartboy." What else could possibly go wrong? Read Hal's journal to find out

Filled with photos, drawings, and timelines, Hal's time capsule journal chronicles a year in the life of the hopelessly hapless Cartboy.

About the Author
L. A. CAMPBELL grew up in Park Ridge, New Jersey, and attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in journalism. She started her own ad agency, which won awards for work on such brands as Comedy Central and New York magazine. Cartboy and the Time Capsule is her first book. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.