Summer in the City - Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel

Every summer, Charlie’s parents bundle up the family to rough it in some out-of-the-way location. Charlie, with his quick thinking and mischievous sense of humor, often rescues his parents from near disasters, but when school ends this year, there are no maps on the dining room table and no open suitcases. In fact, this SUMMER IN THE CITY (Groundwood, $15.95) will be a staycation in Montreal, their hometown. Charlie had dreams of adventure, but how can he accomplish that in his boring neighborhood? Marie-Louise Gay is funny as ever in this third book about Charlie and his family. Ages 7-10. ESL