Lively, vivid adventure mystery, well-suited to this age level. Cordelia, ten years old, was going to visit her grandparents in Maine, in June 1896. Life was wonderful there, with an understanding and pleasant set of grandparents, a lovely home, all the fun of life on the shore, with boats and sailing, fishing, lobstering, pionios, treasure hunting, and a real mystery skilfully woven in and out and sustained to the very and when Cordelia solves it. The mystery is tied up with a contested will and the beloved estate....Lots of day-to-day pleasantness, with lively boys and girls who are extra fun, a nuisance, good, bad and indifferent, children who disobey, get into fights, let tempers go, etc. Unusually good light fare in this category. Good vocabulary level.