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Summer Sleep-Away Camp

Summer Sleep-Away is a tale of a young boy’s first summer going off to sleep-away camp. Far from home, separated from his family and not knowing a soul, Mattie Kleinfeld is scared, homesick and cries himself to sleep. But soon the tears give way to new friends and fantastic adventures. Mattie goes hiking and fishing. He sails and swims and participates in team sports. But it is not the canoe trips or the overnights that set this summer apart; it is not even his first girlfriend. It is a clue that he and his pals stumble upon that leads them to the adventure of a lifetime, to a vast treasure and to a window that sheds light on Mattie’s unique background.

That Same Summer

When Ari reads his best friend Mattie’s book called “Summer Sleep-Away”, he decides that he needs to tell his version of the events that took place that amazing summer at camp. Ari proceeds to fill in the gaps where Mattie’s tale leaves off. From the crazy capture-the-flag game to the nighttime commando operations, and from color war to judgment night, Ari takes the reader further yet into the world of sleep-away camp.

Escape From Sunday School

When Mattie Kleinfeld tells his friends that his summer camp girlfriend, Nicole, is in New York City for the weekend, they dare him to ditch school, hop a train and go into the big city to find her. Unable to say no to a dare, Mattie takes up the challenge and soon the four of them find themselves in the heart of Manhattan and in a whole lot of trouble. With money in short supply, they scam their way from the depths of the subways to the top of the Empire State Building and every tourist stop in between. The action never stops as the four friends fight off would-be muggers, escape museum guards and outwit a deranged cabdriver. With each crazy exploit, the reader rides a roller coaster of adventure from one end of the city to the other.

The Celebrities of Summer School

Thirteen year-old Will Ryerson has come to terms with the fact that he’s not much of an athlete, will never be part of the school’s “cool” crowd and is an average student at best. When he discovers that he’s failed 8th grade science, he is devastated. He sits in the back of his summer course classroom and keeps to himself. But when his beloved dog Riley goes missing, Will is surprised to find that a few of his classmates come to his aid. Equipped with cameras, cell phones and the latest gadgets, his new buddies help him find his dog, and at the same time open a whole new world to Will: the world of the internet. Using YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and all that the internet has to offer, the new friends soon find themselves at the center of attention as they embark on an adventure that will propel them way beyond the “cool” kids and into the ranks of celebrity status.

This Side of the Street

Sam Tolpin is a quiet loner whose mother has moved him into a new town one too many times. Eddie Drucker, Sam’s new downstairs neighbor, is the undisputed neighborhood leader with the charismatic personality and the criminal mind.
The two boys could not be more different but as they come-of-age on the tough streets of their Queens neighborhood, their differences pale against the close friendship they have forged. And as the two friends navigate the obstacle-filled path from childhood to young adults, the bonds of their brotherhood will be tested time and again.
“This Side of the Street” is a universal coming-of-age tale that will engage the imagination of any reader who was once a kid and capture the heart of anyone that ever grew up with a best friend.

Ofer Aronskind writes great adventure books for kids, teens and adults. Summer camps and internet social activty. .