The Lost Lake

by Allen Say

A boy lives with his father each summer, typically passing the time by reading and... read more

A boy lives with his father each summer, typically passing the time by reading and watching television. Their week-long camping trip yields new self-knowledge for the boy and shows another dimension of the dad's interests, particularly his strongly expressed concerns about crowded recreation areas. A first-person narrative, lots of dialogue, and well-composed full-page watercolor paintings are hallmarks of a father-and-son story involving an Asian-American family which grows closer in spirit the farther they go into the wilderness. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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