for I Almost Died. Again. by Alison DeCamp
It is 1895 Michigan. But now, instead of helping out rough-and-tumble lumberjacks, Stanley Slater (aka Stan the Man) must go to school. And on top of that, he has to look after Cuddy, a younger boy, before and after school.
When his ne'er-do-well father shows up in town, Stan finally has a chance to meet the man he's dreamed about for so long. Plus, it will give Stan a chance to impress the infamous Captain Slater. (Stan is a whiz at impressing people, he doesn't mind saying.) But Captain Slater isn't quite what Stan expected. In fact, Stan isn't so sure he wants to be like his dad-- Captain Slater--at all.
Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True )
"A knee-slapper of a debut. . . . 100 percent engaging." --Kirkus Reviews
"Hilarious and heartbreaking. . . . 99-100% fantastic." --Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal
An "exuberant first novel." --Publishers Weekly
"Stan's story is full of his hilarious misunderstandings and overactive imagination. Interspersed throughout are pictures and news clippings embellished with wisecrack remarks, speech bubbles, and the occasional mustache." --Booklist
"The humor and accessible format may make this a diverting quick pick for historical fiction fans." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books