Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

By Tommy Greenwald; J. P. Coovert (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596437579, 231pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013


Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can't wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced "read-a-bookie")--a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing--one genius at a time.
Tommy Greenwald's "Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation" is another fun installment in the life of a reluctant reader.

About the Author
Tommy Greenwald has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he s appalled that his kids would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. This is the result. And they read it! (So they say.) The executive creative director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe, and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco. Check out Tommy s website (minimal reading required) at

J. P. Coovert is the illustrator of the Charlie Joe Jackson books by Tommy Greenwald.

Praise For Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

"Fans of Joey Pigza and Big Nate will find a lot to love here. . . A series that improves with each offering." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A great read for reluctant readers or readers just looking for a little harmless fun." -- Booklist