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Cornwell, Autumn.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2007
ISBN: 0312367929
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How could her parents have permitted this? Valedictorian hopeful Vassar Spore has her summer all planned out, devoted to furthering her life plan-to become class valedictorian and win a Pulitzer Prize. Well, it has something to do with what Vassar overhears and comes to call “The Big Secret”. Will she solve the mystery before she's completely undone by Grandma's Gerd’s LIM (Live in the moment) philosophy of life? She finds herself hiking through jungles with her bohemian artist grandma and an Asian cowboy chaperone, battling food poisoning, venom-carrying critters and primitive tribes. As the trio trek through cities and the lush and humid jungles of Cambodia and Laos, Grandma Gerd offers cryptic hints about the mysterious family secret.  (Rhode Island Teen Book Awards, 2008-09)
SUBJECTS:     Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Artists -- Fiction.
                        Authorship -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        Life skills -- Fiction.
                        Southeast Asia -- Fiction.

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