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Fool's Gold (Camp X #3)

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It’s been months since brothers Jack and George’s adventure in Camp 30, where they’d been sent to spy on the high-ranking German prisoners of war. Now they’re hoping that life will return to normal. But they’re proved terribly wrong when their mother is kidnapped by three thugs who seem to know all about the boys’ pasts. Before they know it they’re on a terrifying new ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 2007 by Penguin
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Rainbow
Dec 30, 2012 Rainbow rated it it was amazing
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This book is about 2 very special boys, named Jack and George. They are not ordinary teenagers; there secret spies. And in this case it was not a good thing, when they arrived home one day they see 3 men holding guns! One of the guns were pointed at there mother`s head. But one strange thing happened they knew about there secret life and how they were spies. One of them said they would not kill their mother if they did one thing, and that was stealing gold from Camp 30. So they had no choice ...more
Kendra
Two brothers return home one day to find mobsters holding their mother captive. This leads to an expedition to a secret spy camp to locate gold for these men and free their mother. Will they be able to outwit the mobsters and come through this situation alive? Will they ever see their mother again? This page turning novel is filled with on the edge moments that will keep you interested until the end.

This story is a wonderful adventure geared to middle grade boys. I enjoyed how the brothers worke
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Liana Kirkey
Jun 03, 2015 Liana Kirkey rated it really liked it
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When reading a series, it's difficult to write a different review of each, especially when the consistency of the storyline is maintained. The third of six "Jack and George" adventures delivers more exciting capers from these two fictional kids, and still manages to slip in enough interesting tidbits of history to send me Googling for the real goings-on hinted at in the book. That's something I've always liked in any of Eric Walters' writings: the way they inspire me to dig a bit further on the ...more
Rachel
Feb 21, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
What I enjoy about Jack and George's characterizations is the fact that they debate moral positions and what should come first, their family or their loyalty to their country. It's not an easy decision for the boys to make, growing up during the Second World War and knowing what is expected of them after their first two experiences with the people at Camp X. I really admire Walters' ability to write the boys with their own flaws and strengths, that they are two separate people, but that they ...more
Allison
I liked this book in the sense that I finished it. But, as much as I do love Eric Walters, I felt it was a little behind the times. While the plot was intricate and well thought out I didn't necessarily like the characters and their motivation, personally.
Donna
May 25, 2015 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this third book of a series, the two brothers are caught up in a WWII adventure on the home front, with Camp X as a backdrop. Believable, suspenseful, and with a moral dilemma to think through, this story will keep adolescents on the edge of their seats. Family love displayed is a bonus!
John Borthwick
Jul 13, 2016 John Borthwick rated it really liked it
Another good rollercoaster ride. Walters does it again with the action starting right away. Great story and very thoughtful characters - maybe a little too smart for their age but celebrating maturity is a good thing. Can't wait to read the next one so I can pass it on to my daughter.
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Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him "real old". But, as Eric says, "Just because I have to grow old doesn't mean that I have to grow up!" In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between ...more
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Camp X (6 books)
  • Camp X (Camp X, #1)
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