When the Parkers decide to summer at the seaside art colony of Hasty Cove, they do not expect to find a tumble down old cottage with no facilities and a boat that will hardly stay afloat. Mrs. Parker, awakening from a nostalgic dream of what Hasty Cove was like when, as an eleven-year-old, she summered there, resolves to make the best of it. As she and her two children involve themselves in the life there they find that Hasty Cove is still a lively and warm community affording both children and adults a creative and thoroughly enjoyable summer. This story of a harbor art colony, peopled with original characters and convincingly sea-bright, affords the young reader an entertaining vicarious vacation. By the author of Jerusha's Ghost, Leave it to the Fripseys, etc.