There is an awful lot of humorous and exact commentary on twelve and thirteen year old life in this sequel to Quarry...

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THE VILLAGE BAND MYSTERY

There is an awful lot of humorous and exact commentary on twelve and thirteen year old life in this sequel to Quarry Adventure (1951). Set in Cape Ann, it continues the adventures of Garnet Pinckney, emerging from a shell of sickness and shyness, her friend and hero Lauri Sironen and his large Finnish family, and her aunt who turns out to be not quite so old maidish as one might suppose. Concerned mostly with human relationships, the narrative is a gay one that outlines its characters boldly. But there is also the town-versus-newcomers feeling dramatized through new friendships Garnet makes and also through a new boy, orphaned Jake Snow, whose recreant brother gives Garnet and Lauri a mystery to solve.

Pub Date: Oct. 4, 1956

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956