MEG'S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND by Elizabeth Ladd

MEG'S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

eg of the earlier books (A Mystery for Meg; Meg of Heron's Neck) is now ving alone with her older (circa 18) brother Allen on an old boat and threatened with removal to an orphanage. So the two go off to spend the winter on an island, deserted except for a dubious character, Hogton. They find some stolen money buried under the floorboards; Allen has an accident which is restrictive; Hogton's accomplice, Foxy, moves in on them and then moves out-with their boat and the money; and there's a job for Allen- a home for Meg- on the mainland.... Meg again pert and scrappy and the author-controlled vocabulary does not lead to literary privation-- it's a well written story, possible, probable and likable. Ayuh....

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1963
Publisher: Morrow