Books Troop 142 by Mike Dawson Paperback, 268 pages, Secret Acres, List Price: $20 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleTroop 142AuthorMike Dawson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A group of campers and counselors at a week-long scout retreat in the woods of New Jersey discover the truths between boys and men and growing out of adolescence. Genres: Comedy Nonfiction Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Troop 142 Best Books Of 2011 Six Graphic Novels That Will Draw You In December 21, 2011 Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics. Secret Acres Excerpt: 'Troop 142' December 20, 2011 Read an excerpt from Mike Dawson's Troop 142.