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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael D. Beil Narrator: Thomas Vincent Kelly Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Despite some initial doubts, Nicholas is right at home in the country: he learns to sail, learns about his father as a boy, and makes fast friends with a local-girl, the tomboy Charlie.

The summer takes a turn toward the mysterious, though, when Nicholas discovers an old movie that his father made as a boy: it tells the story of the local legend, The Seaweed Strangler, but was never finished. Before long Nicholas wants answers both about the legend, and about the movie. Together, he and Charlie work to uncover the truth and discover some long-buried family secrets along the way.

In this lovely middle-grade novel, Michael D. Beil has invoked one of his own favorites, We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea, as well as other great summer books of years-past.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by paula mcnamer | 2/8/2014

    " enjoyed this audio book, predictable yet fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 2/5/2014

    " Good for boys or girls, about 11 or 12 years old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caren | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed this little novel, with its well-developed characters and old-fashioned feel. It isn't flashy, but is a good solid read. It has inspired me to read Arthur Ransome's "We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea". It takes a little while to get into the plot, but once you are invested in the story, it moves right along to a satisfying conclusion. This would be a wonderful read for upper elementary and above who have an interest in sailing, with its many sailing terms and descriptions. It's also a nice book to read during summer vacation , or ,at least, when dreams of summer are on your mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renee | 1/21/2014

    " Summer at Forsaken Lake is a great book for upper elementary and middle school. Who wouldn't want to read about a summer at a lake with mystery and intrigue? The characters are ones that kids will be able to easily identify as they are realist kids and not vampires or other creatures. I will be passing this book along to my 12 and 14 yr old children. "

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