Return To Gone-Away Lake

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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 illustrations.

Eleven-year-old Portia and her family return with cousin Julian to the site ...

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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 GrandPr? to complement Beth and Joe Krush's original interior illustrations. Book Vicarious adventures of the best sort.these are welcome reissues of Enright's lively stories. School Library Journal Gr 3-6-Originally published in 1961, Elizabeth Enright's sequel to the Newbery Honor Book Gone-Away Lake continues the story of the Blake family. The Blakes have purchased the Villa Caprice, an old home near the dried up Gone-Away Lake. There is much work to be done to clean and brighten up the solidly built house, many treasures to be discovered, and numerous adventures to be had. Enright's world is a gentle one, full of children playing in an unstructured way, exploring both the house and the wonders of nature surrounding it, and willingly visiting with their elderly neighbors and listening to their stories. Reader Colleen Delany distinctly varies her voice for each of the characters, and her tones combined with Enright's prose take one to a balmy summer day spent outdoors, the excitement of combing through attic boxes on a rainy morning, or the thrill of jumping into a cool lake on a real "scorcher." Though there are a few minor discrepancies between the text and the audio, children looking for a pleasant story with a happy ending will be pleased with this audiobook.-Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. Cleveland Press Few writers can equal, and none surpass, Elizabeth Enright in absorbing narrative and sensitive characterization. Chicago Tribune One of those rare and wonderful books to be read and enjoyed and savored. Synopsis: In this sequel to Gone-Away Lake, eleven-year-old Portia and family return with cousin Julian to the site they visited the previous summer, Read more Show Less

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Overview

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 illustrations.

Eleven-year-old Portia and her family return with cousin Julian to the site they visited the previous summer, this time to take possession of a large Victorian house, unoccupied for fifty years and full of treasures and secrets.

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Horn Book
Vicarious adventures of the best sort...these are welcome reissues of Enright's lively stories.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Originally published in 1961, Elizabeth Enright's sequel to the Newbery Honor Book Gone-Away Lake continues the story of the Blake family. The Blakes have purchased the Villa Caprice, an old home near the dried up Gone-Away Lake. There is much work to be done to clean and brighten up the solidly built house, many treasures to be discovered, and numerous adventures to be had. Enright's world is a gentle one, full of children playing in an unstructured way, exploring both the house and the wonders of nature surrounding it, and willingly visiting with their elderly neighbors and listening to their stories. Reader Colleen Delany distinctly varies her voice for each of the characters, and her tones combined with Enright's prose take one to a balmy summer day spent outdoors, the excitement of combing through attic boxes on a rainy morning, or the thrill of jumping into a cool lake on a real "scorcher." Though there are a few minor discrepancies between the text and the audio, children looking for a pleasant story with a happy ending will be pleased with this audiobook.-Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Chicago Tribune
One of those rare and wonderful books to be read and enjoyed and savored.
Cleveland Press
Few writers can equal, and none surpass, Elizabeth Enright in absorbing narrative and sensitive characterization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593160302
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hrs
  • Pages: 4
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 6.16 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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