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Author: Elizabeth Enright
ISBN: 0606034404
Publisher Demco Media (September 1, 1990)
Language English
Category: For Children
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by Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake (Gone-Away. has been added to your Cart. Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) grew up in New York in a family of artists. She spent her childhood drawing pictures and created both art and story for her first book, Kintu: A Congo Adventure, published in 1935.

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Elizabeth Enright wrote twelve books for children before her death in 1968, and the lasting impact of her work . Enright won the Newbery Medal in 1939 with Thimble Summer and a Newbery Honor in 1958 for Gone-Away Lake.

Elizabeth Enright wrote twelve books for children before her death in 1968, and the lasting impact of her work continues today. She also wrote the beloved Melendy Quartet series. Enright spent much of her life in New York, but she was born in Illinois and had deep ties to the Midwest, thanks in part to childhood visits with her uncle-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright-at his estate in Wisconsin. The Midwestern influence is easily noted in the settings of some of her books.

Book in the Gone-Away Lake Series). by Elizabeth Enright. A product of late fifties America, Elizabeth Enright's Gone Away Lake (1957) feels, in tone and spirit, more like a reflection of mid-forties America or earlier. Gone Away Lake, a light children's novel, is an excellent showcase for mid - century American manners and mores, the same manners which cynics today like to denigrate or deny ever existed outside of wishful thinking.

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Portia and her cousin Julian discover summer adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.

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Elizabeth Wright Enright Gillham (September 17, 1907 – June 8, 1968) was an American writer of children's books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic and teacher of creative writing. Perhaps best known as the Newbery Medal-winning author of Thimble Summer (1938) and the Newbery runner-up Gone-Away Lake (1957), she also wrote the popular Melendy quartet (1941 to 1951)

Written by Elizabeth Enright. Narrated by Colleen Delany. The book won a 1958 Newbery Honor award for author Elizabeth Enright, who already had a Newbery Medal for her 1938 Thimble Summer. Gone-Away Lake is a charming story

Written by Elizabeth Enright. Gone-Away Lake is a charming story. I especially appreciate the way that family is portrayed.

Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
In this mid-20th century masterpiece from Elizabeth Enright, every day is an adventure for 11-year-old Portia Blake and her cousin, Julian Jarman. Full of her trademark witty, larger-than-life characters, Enright's books weave together true American resourcefulness and know-how with plenty of well-peppered adventure and excitement- and this one is no exception, featuring an abandoned ghost town that must be sparked back to its original spirit of life and laughter. Parents will love this ingenious novel because it sprinkles morals of hard work, inclusion, kindness, and respect throughout, yet does not seem cloying in its themes and is wholly enjoyable. Children will eat it up because relatable characters such as the slightly reserved and observant Portia to the winsome and spirited Mr. Pindar Payton, draw you into their world of Gone-Away Lake- where history comes alive.
I prefer to read children's books, perhaps because I read so many of them aloud to my children or perhaps because they usually don't contain smut. This one is particularly delightful with just enough adventure to make it interesting and just enough eccentricities to make it fun. Every child should read this with the interested and loving adult in their life. Every adult should read it to remember what childhood was. Every parent to be should read this to teach them what childhood should really be like. Hint: there are no electronic devices keeping the children occupied.
Gone-Away Lake is an excellent story for any age, but might be most particularly enjoyed by anyone who grew up in New York State in the 1950s. Portia and her brother Foster, who are 6 and 11 years old when their parents put them on a train in New York City (BY THEMSELVES) for a trip to visit their cousins in a small town in Upstate New York. Their parents are headed for Europe. (I instantly envied these kids.) Portia and her cousin Julian, a maven in many subjects, go out for a walk one afternoon and discover the remains of what was called in my childhood a "Bungalow Colony" on the shores of what is now a swamp, but used to be a lake called Tarrago. The most riveting thing about this place is that two elderly people, brother and sister, have come back to spend their remaining years at the place they loved when they were children. Adventures abound; but the best part is the stories that Pindar Peyton and his sister Minnehaha Cheever tell them about what life was like when Gone-Away Lake was young. Any age with grandparents or even great-grandparents who lived when the world was very much different will plunge into the story of an idyllic summer without iPhones, video games, television, or computers -- when children made up their own games, built their own club houses, and didn't associate only with people their own age. Highly recommended for parents and children both.
This is a classic! I bought it for my granddaughter's birthday but thought I would read it before giving it to her and am so glad I did. It is amazing! So well written! So suspenseful and full of the joys of childhood in the 1950's. It was a time when children could roam the fields and woods all day without anyone worrying about them. And that is exactly what Portia and Julian did! They would pack a lunch and go off on all-day adventures. When they found a dried up lake and a ghost town inhabited only by an elderly brother and sister, their summer was sure to be exciting! And it was! Mrs. Enright had a way with the English language that insured this would be a classic. It was written in 1957. From today's vantage point, this was a much simpler time. A time with no computers or video games. A time when children could be children! A time when the children actually helped with chores and then went outside to play. This is a children's book, but as classics must be, it is timeless and ageless. I think that I enjoyed it every bit as much as my grandchildren will!
There is something fundamentally cool about ghost towns and abandoned places. Here in Colorado there are lots of old mining towns that have gone from populations in the thousands to zero, leaving behind buildings, foundations, railroad tracks, mining equipment, and so on. Sad to say, even these abandoned remains are disappearing, making the exploration of ghost towns more of an experiment in imagination than a real possibility.
That's where this book comes in. It is a calm and pleasant book. Children are cheerful, energetic and imaginative. Adults are open and flexible. Strangers are polite and non-threatening. Siblings get along. Gone-Away Lake is like an abandoned furnished playground, and it invites the reader to day dream about mild summer adventure.
Will this be tedious for some readers? Absolutely. Will it charm others? You bet. The book is not great literature and it's not sappy pablum. The author just creates an interesting place and invites the readers to wander in. Whether they enjoy the visit is up to them.
This book is required reading for my child's 5th grade class. My child enjoys it, and I think it's perfect for summer reading. The story follows two siblings traveling to see their cousin. They have various adventures together. It's a simple, wholesome story, and it kept my child's interest even though it's about 250 pages long. Great read!
Nice hardback book with terrific illustrations that I remember fondly from childhood. This summer's reading for me includes some childhood favorites along with some terrific biographies on Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. In today's turbulent world, a book like this helps to soothe my weary brain.
I'm a big fan of Enright and this one is no exception! This book is a great family read - enchanting, inspiring and simply fun. We even named the pond on our new property "Gone Away" because we wanted to bring some of the book home for us.