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Schirripa, Steven R.
New York : Delacorte, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
ISBN 0385902751
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Nicholas Borelli II lives in the the suburbs with his wealthy father and mother.  Each summer, his parents go on a cruise and Nicholas goes to an exclusive summer camp.  Well, this year will be different.  Just days before they are to leave, a call from camp tells of an exploding septic system that shuts down the entire camp.  Now, scrambling for a place for Nicholas to spend the summer, one surprising solution is found.  Young Nicholas will spend time with his grandmother in Brooklyn.  He has never been there.  It seems as if his father just turned his back on his boyhood home and never returned.  Now, Nicholas will be introduced to life in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn.  Complete with goombas, wiseguys, and even some danger.
SUBJECTS:     Identity -- Fiction.
                        Italian Americans -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Uncles -- Fiction.
                        Crime -- Fiction.
                        Vacations -- Fiction.
                        Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.


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