Jake Semple and E.D. Applewhite are back, this time facing a financial meltdown E.D.'s father has called "the end of the world!" Famously creative Randolph Applewhite hatches a plan to save the family from poverty and starvation: They will turn the sixteen acres of their family compound, Wit's End, into Eureka!, a summer camp for creative children. The plan will demand the all-out efforts of the whole family, including Jake, who has managed to survive his first year in their home school. The whole thing seems like a good idea . . .
. . . untilâ€”in the midst of the ordinary chaos of temperamental artists; talented, intense, headstrong campers; a dead possum; and rampaging goatsâ€”anonymous, threatening notes begin mysteriously appearing in the Applewhites' roadside mailbox. Can E.D., Jake, and the Eureka! campers prevent a head-on collision with disaster?
In this hilarious, masterful sequel to Stephanie S. Tolan's Newbery Honor Book, Surviving the Applewhites, the Applewhite family returns, more outrageous than ever.