Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
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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.
 

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Elizabeth Enright was born in Oak Park, IL, on September 17, 1909. Her stories do not hide nor dwell on the pain, conflicts and disappointments of childhood but celebrate the joy, pleasure and love that are families. In 1939, Thimble Summer was awarded the Newbery Medal. Gone Away Lake gained three top honors over the years. In 1957 the book received the New York Herald Tribune's children's Spring Book Festival Award. It was also a 1958 Newbery Honor Book. In 1963, the American Library Association named Gone-Away Lake as the U.S. nominee for the international Hans Christian Anderson Award. In 1996, Enright was posthumously awarded a LLD degree by Nasson College.
 
Published January 1, 1957 by Harcourt, Brace & Company. 211 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Pub Date: April 26th, 1961 ISBN: 0152022562 Page count:...

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An engaging family story by the author-illustrator of the Melendy adventures (see Spider Web for Two, etc.) takes Portia Blake, 10, through an exciting ummer of detecting and discovery with her 12 year old and very nature-minded cousin Julian Jarman.

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Soaking in the fresh air, the rural setting and Julian's company is usually pleasure enough, but this summer the children stumble upon Gone-Away Lake, a settlement of elegant summer homes that have long been abandoned with the lake grown over, obscured by wetland plants.

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