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Gone-away Lake
Goneaway Lake
Author: Elizabeth Enright
Summer has a magic all its own in Elizabeth Enright's beloved stories about two children and their discovery of a ghostly lakeside resort. These two modern classics are once again available in Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic editions, but now with handsome new cover art by Mary GrandPré to complement Beth and Joe Krush's original interior illust...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781435264458
ISBN-10: 1435264452
Publication Date: 4/25/2008
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Book Type: Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Wonderful children's adventure. Portia and her cousin Julian discover summer adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
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I read this aloud to my children, and they were entranced throughout the whole thing. Very good book!!
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The children discover a ghost town near a swamp that was once a thriving summer lakeside community - inhabited by two welcoming eccentric seniors, who recount to them some of their memories from the turn of the century and help them create secret "clubhouses." I didn't like this as much as I did the author's trilogy, "The Saturdays," "The Four-Story Mistake," and "Spiderweb for Two," but it is a nice read.
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This is my all-time favorite children's book. As another reviewer mentioned, I read this aloud to my children and they fell in love with it, too. If you're a nature lover, Enright will have you entranced by her vivid descriptions. Adults, feel free to pick this one up and enjoy it even if you have no children handy. It is charming.
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Love Enright's Melendy kids (ages 8 & 11) eat 'em up!!
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Delightfully fun book for the children to read! Listed as a Sonlight reader.

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