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In Summertime It's Tuffy

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Eleven-year-old Betsy Kandell, known as Tuffy at summer camp, is off this year to camp Ma-Sha-Na and a whole new bunch of bunk mates. Always on top of a situation, effervescent Tuffy loses no time in psyching out her cabin partners (from boy-crazy Natalie to quiet, sensitive Iris) and learning the lay of campland. Soon she and her friends are making a voodoo doll at summer ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 1979 by Laurel Leaf
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Laurie
Apr 15, 2015 Laurie added it
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I read Darsa's own Dell Laurel-Leaf edition! Summer camp book, main character Tuffy is 11 almost 12.
CLM
Dec 30, 2007 CLM rated it liked it
In this summer camp story, the heroine tries to assume a completely new personality around people who don't know her - we know how that always ends!

I remember the author's other books much better (some were outstanding).
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I remember loving this book when I was about 11 or 12, but at 40 I honestly can't remember the details. I did write to the author (first time writing to any author) and she wrote back. I still have her letter.:)
Megan
Sep 02, 2007 Megan rated it it was amazing
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This book is about a girl who goes to sleepaway camp every summer and tries to reinvent herself, one method being by referring to herself as "Tuffy." I loved this book as a child, and read it over and over.
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This was my favorite book when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I wish I would have kept a copy...
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Mah. Okay. Sort of boring. But this was like, my mom's favorite book as a child.
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A book I read every summer- they became such good friends.
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