Zack's Story

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Zack's Story

By Cameron Dokey; Craig Orback (Illustrator)

Sky Pony Press, Hardcover, 9781620875285, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013


"So," Zack Wilson thought, almost laughing at himself. "I've been at Camp Wolf Trail, what? Ten minutes? And already I'm having an adventure. "At last Being at Camp Wolf Trail is a dream come true for city boy Zack. Finally, he'll have the summer full of wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, challenge, friendship, and "fun" of which he's always dreamed. But nature has surprises in store for Zack: animals, weather, and even the earth itself don't behave he way he expects them to, and especially not the way his favorite book, "The Outdoor Adventure Guide," has described them. After Zack makes a mistake that nearly costs him the friendship and trust of his cabinmates, he loses confidence in his book and in himself too. When a scary catastrophe happens, and Zack is faced with life-threatening danger, will he have the courage and problem-solving smarts to lead his friends to safety?

With humor, honesty, and a deep appreciation of boys and wilderness, author Cameron Dokey and illustrator Craig Orback capture readers' curiosity in this rollicking first Boys Camp story of adventure and bravery, "Zack's Story.

About the Author
Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Her other fairy tales include, "The Storyteller s Daughter", "Sunlight and Shadow", and "Golden". She has also written the #1 bestselling "How Not to Spend Your Senior Year". She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator who graduated with a degree in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts. Since 2001, he has illustrated 18 children's books, including Boys Camp Book 1: Zack's Story, while simultaneously working on projects for children's magazines, school text books, and other avenues.You can visit him online at