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Gone-Away Lake | [Elizabeth Enright]

Gone-Away Lake

Eleven year-old Portia and her younger brother, Foster, spend a summer with their cousin, Julian, engaged in more than the usual summer pastimes of sun, fun and games. The children discover a fascinating abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp. But, best of all, they discover and befriend an elderly eccentric brother and sister who tell them the story of Gone-Away Lake.
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Publisher's Summary

Enjoy the adventures of eleven year-old Portia, who together with her younger brother, Foster, spend a summer with their cousin, Julian, engaged in more than the usual summer pastimes of sun, fun, and games. The three intrepid children soon discover a fascinating abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp. But, best of all, they discover and befriend an elderly eccentric brother and sister who tell them the story of Gone-Away Lake.

©1957 Elizabeth Enright, copyright renewed 1985 by Nicholas W. Gillham, Oliver Gillham, and Robert Gillham II; (P)2003 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A brilliance and a humor that make it seem as if it were happening right this minute." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A beautifully written, wonderfully imaginative story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Donna Hampden, MA, USA 07-25-06
    Donna Hampden, MA, USA 07-25-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Summer Read"

    My daughter and I loved this book. It was a wonderful relaxing summer adventure. We wanted to be those children!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jos United States 09-30-03
    Jos United States 09-30-03 Member Since 2000
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    "Go Away - Gone Away"

    This was really lame. Nothing happens except the kids meet some old people who tell them how great everthing used to be, and how kids today have pathetic lives. And this book was written in the 50's. The narrator gives a real overacted, emotional reading. NO plot, no interesting characters, just a lot of meandering.

    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
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