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Children's Fiction Survival Stories

Camp Sauvage

by (author) Pam Withers

translated by Rachel Martinez

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2024
Survival Stories, Camping & Outdoor Activities, Friendship
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
    List Price

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Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him.

When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest of his vacation alone in the woods, proving to his parents he deserves his independence. His plan begins to unravel when his cabin mate forces Wilf to take him along. Things go from bad to worse when a younger camper follows them and they all end up in a fight for their lives against the unforgiving river.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read! The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

About the authors

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written numerous bestselling sports and adventure books for teens, including four for Orca Book Publishers: Camp Wild, Breathless, Daredevil Club and . Pam is a former outdoor guide, journalist, editor and associate publisher. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and tours North America extensively. For more information, visit

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Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Rachel Martinez a publié plus de quatre-vingts traductions dans des domaines variés pour des éditeurs francophones réputés : roman, arts visuels, récit, biographie, essai et littérature jeunesse. Elle a fait partie du conseil consultatif du Centre international de traduction littéraire de Banff de 2017 jusqu’à sa dissolution en 2019, et a siégé plusieurs années au conseil d’administration de l’Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada. Une mention sur la Liste d’honneur 2014 de l’International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) et le Prix des libraires du Québec 2017 (catégorie 12-17 ans, hors Québec) figurent parmi les marques de reconnaissance qu’elle a reçues. Elle a remporté en 2005 le prix du Gouverneur général du Canada en traduction française pour Glenn Gould, une vie de Kevin Bazzana et a été finaliste en 2013 et 2015.


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Editorial Reviews

"Camp Wild engages the reader with convincingly detailed canoeing and kayaking scenes, both during the dramatic getaway and during the lighter camp activity scenes. This outdoor theme certainly appeals to reluctant readers, especially when combined with the rebellion and adventure of Wilf's escape from Camp Wild. There are many beautiful and exciting passages...overall, this novel is quite dynamic and compelling…a worthwhile read. There is something for almost any young reader, especially those that have a love for sports, adventure and the outdoors. It is worth the ride! Highly Reccomended."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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