'What a lot of islands the river makes,' said Ida. 'We must go exploring and sail around them all.'
And so begins a wonderful, magical summer. Ida, Oscar and Ping are staying with Ida's great-aunt at the ancient, river-encircled house of Green Knowe. They set out to chart the river in the canoe, and soon discover that it has some surprising and mysterious secrets.
A further adventure in the well-loved 'Green Knowe' series, from Carnegie Medal winner Lucy Boston.
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Lucy Boston was born in 1892 in Southport, Lancashire, one of six children. She went to a Quaker school in Surrey, and was married in 1917. She later moved to a beautiful manor house near Cambridge which provided the setting for her Green Knowe stories. She started writing at the age of sixty and won the Carnegie Medal for A Stranger of Green Knowe inMore about Lucy M. Boston