As a child, I LOVED books that would take me away to a place like Gone Away Lake. I wish I had found this when I was ten because I’m sure it would have been one of my favorite books.
Another childhood obsession? Finding places to fix up as clubs, forts, or any place away from adults. I suppose it is a sign of a child’s need for independence. But, that is a great reason I loved the Boxcar children. Gone Away Lake is the story of children who go to visit their aunt, uncle and cousin for the summer, and they stumble upon a hidden swampy lake that hasn’t been occupied in years. As this place becomes their secret, the children encounter new neighbors and adventures.