SUMMER AT EL CASTILLO by Margaret Pitcairn Strachan


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early repeating a theme and using the same setting (see Dolores and the Gypsies, 1962, p. 11, J-11), the author again shows the rewards of accepting and understanding the people of another country. Since Ann Matson has befriended only young Americans during a year in Spain, her parents decide to send her to live with their servant's family for the summer. Ann ""comes of age"" in a few months; her coolness and misconceptions are replaced by strong friendships and understanding. After playing upid for Teresa and championing her sullen brother, Ann returns to Madrid and sees her former self reflected in her still narrow-minded friend Hilary. Character study is at a minimum here and the message is over-evident, but unsophisticated readers may be satisfied.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1963
Publisher: Ives Washburn