Summertime and the livin' ain't easy
School's finally out, and eleven-year-old Mitch Valentine is ready to get started on his extensive list of things to do with his best friend - until his mom ruins everything with a surprise announcement. The family is going to take a long trip halfway across the country, to stay with her family down South. Mitch's reluctant summer visit to sweltering farm country tests him in all sorts of ways, starting with his sense of humor. Pitkin, Louisiana, turns out to be a place filled with challenges and dangers, from rope burns to raging bulls.
In this vivid and funny first novel, Mitch discovers that it's his own bad decisions that can make for the biggest challenges and dangers of all.
About the Author
Lance Marcum is a sixth-grade teacher and lives in Fair Oaks, California. The Cottonmouth Club is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mr. Marcum is a substitute teacher and was in my class today. He exclaimed hiw he made this book and how long it took him. He also read a lot of tge book to us and it was great. Its a very interesting book. Its entertained everyone. Iown one of his other books on an actual copy and its amazing. He is a great and inspiring author.
I really enjoyed reading this book. So did my two sons, ages 14 and 11. It is fun, exciting and a rare treat. I look forward to Lance Marcum's next book. He better write another one......
It's not just kids that will enjoy this book. Mitch will make you laugh out loud! If you weren't a Mitch as a kid, you certainly knew one. I enjoyed every page! (It may not be out yet, but I was forturnate to read the manuscript in it's entirety.) Don't miss this one!