Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake

By Elizabeth Enright
Level 6

This Newbery Honor Book, written in 1954, is wonderful! Two siblings go to the country to spend the summer with their cousin. They end up discovering a mostly abandoned community next to a dried-up lake where they befriend two elderly neighbors. I love how this book treats family and shows the majesty and beauty of nature. The writing is fantastic and has a rich, varied vocabulary. The second book in the series, Return to Gone-Away, did not make our list because it contains one instance of taking God’s name in vain.

(Reviewed by Kate Phillips)

Genre Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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