Lee Wyndham's other book this fall (see Binkie's Billions) is in a similar vein, about family difficulties of the gayer sort, with just a touch of theatricals thrown in. This time it is the four fatherless Taylors, ranging in age from 10 to 14 who decide that their sick mother should have a rest from cramped, busy New York life, and with brave, brash assurance rent a battered showboat at a Jersey shore town for the purpose. You can imagine what fun they have fixing it up, and what troubles. When their mother gets sick again, her self reliant brood decides to give up the city entirely. It all works out when Mrs. Taylor gets a job in the local library. Sunny side up adventures, these bridge the 8 -- 11, 12 --16 age groups.