Gone-Away Lake

Gone-Away Lake

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Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt, Inc. 2000, c1957
ISBN: 9780152022723
Branch Call Number: J PB E
Characteristics: 256 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm


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Jan 12, 2018

Exciting book! A good read for the summer!

JCLEmilyD Feb 23, 2017

I read this book because it was recommended to me. I so enjoyed it! It was charming and fun! A great summer adventure story. Bonus it was published in 1957!

Jun 28, 2016

A great summer read and re-read.

Jul 20, 2015

Charming, quiet book. Read this if you have had too much stimulation and bad news about the state of the world.

Dec 20, 2013

A classic! We don't have summer adventures like this any more: two children take the train on their own to upstate New York, where wide-ranging explorations in the woods lead them (and their cousins) to a dry lake, where they meet an elderly brother and sister pair and explore the tumbledown houses. Fantastic as a readaloud; the audiobook is great as well.

JCLBrownM Jul 02, 2013

My Mother-Daughter Book Club read this for our July 2013 meeting. Mothers and daughters enjoyed the lovely, descriptive language and the tale of a secret place where cousins befriend 2 elderly naturalists. I read and loved this book as a child in the 60's and it is still a great read.

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alperkins Jun 09, 2014

Two children, Portia and Julian, discover a long-abandoned row of ancient mansions beside a swamp. They meet fascinating new people, discover history as they never did before, and have a wonderful adventure.


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