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Arthur Goes to Camp (book)

Arthur Goes to Camp Cover


Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date April 30, 1982
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 9780316110587
Publication Order
Preceded by
Arthur and the True Francine (1981)
Followed by
Arthur's Halloween (1982)

Arthur Goes to Camp is the fifth book in the Arthur Adventure series. It was written and illustrated by Marc Brown and published by Little, Brown and Company on April 30, 1982. It became adapted into the TV series as the first half of episode 7 in season one.


Arthur is not looking forward to Camp Meadowcroak, and decides to run away when mysterious things start happening there.


  • This book marks the first appearance of Brain.
  • The Crosswire family portrait that includes Muffy, as well as her parents Ed and Millicent, and brother Chip can be seen on one of the pages, but Muffy's parents and brother did not make an actual appearance. Her family hasn't been shown again until the TV show, which changed their appearances, but leaving Muffy's signature hairstyle unchanged.
  • Rocky, who is the counselor for the boys is seen in this book, but not seen in other books after this. He never made it to television.
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