It begins as a dull, regimented summer at home in Edmonton, Canada; it ends as an adventure-stuffed summer, first at home, then at the lake. Lexy O'Connor and friend Patty, both about to enter junior high, decide to earn money for allowances during the school year. A White Elephant Sale ends in near disaster when a neighbor's wedding ring is sold; their house-to-house photography business almost collapses when two picture become police evidence. A lot happens, but it's all told in uninspired prose. The laugh possibilities in this string of misfortunes may hold the youngest members of the age group.