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In Summertime It's Tuffy

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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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Apr 15, 2015 Laurie added it
Recommended to Laurie by: DPM
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I read Darsa's own Dell Laurel-Leaf edition! Summer camp book, main character Tuffy is 11 almost 12.
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).
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.:)
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.
This was my favorite book when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I wish I would have kept a copy...
Sep 17, 2009 Maggie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Maggie by: mom
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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