Field trip

Gary Paulsen

Book - 2015

Ben and his twin classmates, Charlotte and Jacob, are missing a school field trip so Ben's father takes them, his new apprentice Brig, and the dogs on an adventure during which Ben manages to try out for a hockey academy against his parents' wishes and the twins turn the road trip into a learning experience.

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Published
New York : Wendy Lamb Books [2015]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Road trip.
Physical Description
118 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780553496772
9780553496741
Main Author
Gary Paulsen (-)
Other Authors
Jim Paulsen (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In this companion to Road Trip (2013), 14-year-old sports fanatic Ben Duffy desperately wants to attend hockey boarding school, but Dad nixes that dream, noting that a good education must come first. Instead, Mr. Duffy proposes another road trip—this one to chauffeur Ben and his classmates Jacob and Charlotte to a school field trip. Joining the travelers in the "company car" (an old ice cream van) are Brig—a young employee of Dad's—and the family border collies, Atticus and Conor. Dad is easily distracted—leading to some hilarious, if improbable, adventures—and readers will not be surprised that, in the end, Dad's laid-back, live-a-well-rounded-life philosophy prevails over Ben's sports-minded intensity. Minor characters are also well developed, especially Brig, a soft-hearted runaway searching for a father figure, but whose junk-food eating habits leave much to be desired in the close quarters of a vehicle. Narrated by Ben with appended, perceptive comments from each of the dogs, this will have great appeal to fans of the earlier book and dog-lovers everywhere. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Ben, his father, and the dogs set out to catch up with Ben's class, which is on an extended field trip, but Ben has other ideas and devises a plan to make the tryouts at a new ice hockey academy.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Ben and his twin classmates, Charlotte and Jacob, are missing a school field trip so Ben's father takes them, his new apprentice Brig and the dogs on an adventure during which Ben manages to try out for a hockey academy against his parents' wishes and the twins turn the road trip into a learning experience. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Father-and-son writing team Gary and Jim Paulsen pick up where their Road Trip left off. Ben has been invited to try out for a special hockey academy. But Dad wants Ben to catch up to the school field trip instead. So Ben, Dad, and their dogs, Atticus and Conor, jump into their truck. Ben concocts a secret plan to make the tryout, but Atticus and Conor are on to him. Ben and Dad’s road trip turns into a wacky adventure full of new friends and surprises.