Gr 4-7 Through this sympathetic, light adventure, Yeo tries to help readers come to understand Gypsies. When Katy and her little brother Walter encounter a Gypsy girl, Marya, Walter shows immediate empathy for the illiterate girl, but Katy and Marya only bristle at each other, hurling insults. Through the mediation of Aunt Lolly, the town's friend-to-all-children, the two girls make a reluctant truce that blossoms into ``friends forever.'' When the Gypsies break camp to caravan elsewhere, Katy looks forward to another summer, consoled by the reminder that ``A Gypsy never forgets a road he has traveled.'' Several inconsistencies in descriptions will jar careful readers. Characters are minimally developed, and suspense is fitfully evoked. Yet the theme of understanding and accepting Gypsies as they are is well done. Little coverage is given to Gypsies in children's literature, and Yeo's offering can be read to advantage. Older reluctant readers will also find it acceptable. Katharine Bruner, Brown Middle School , Harrison, Tenn.