Gone-Away Lake

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD1447
Released: Apr 17, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593161330
Narrator/s: Colleen Delany
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-A Newbery Honor Book When Portia sets out for a visit with her cousin Julian, she expects fun and adventure of the usual kind. But this summer is different. On their first day exploring, Portia and Julian discover an enormous boulder with a mysterious message, a swamp choked with weeds and quicksand, and on the far side of the swamp . a ghost town. Once, the swamp was a splendid lake, and the fallen houses were a resort community. Although the lake is long gone and the resort faded away, the houses still hold a secret: two people who have never left Gone-Away Lake . and who can tell the story of what happened there.


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Gone-Away Lake
Product Number: BX00023885
Product Number:Z10009242
Product Number:DD1447

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Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Narrator(s): Colleen Delany
Product Number Z10009242
Released: Sep 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593163952

Professional reviews

"A splendid summer discovery is shared by two young cousins who stumble upon a swamp and its colorful occupants, human and otherwise. Children in 2003 probably can't relate to the main characters' all-day summer freedom and exploration. Nevertheless, GONE-AWAY LAKE is a delightful escape, even fifty years after it was written. Reader Colleen Delany's pace is a touch slow, but helpful to juvenile listeners. Her precise diction is maintained throughout the more exciting scenes, which are delivered with an energy that rivets the young audience's attention. The elderly characters are suitably voiced with distinctly old-fashioned, trembling tones, but the youngest children come off too babyish. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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