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- DescriptionIn the sequel to The Great Laundry Adventure, the three Lawrence children, Abigail, Jacob and Ernest (from oldest to youngest) are again embarked on a mysterious adventure, but this time, the adventure is initiated, it appears, by a small blue stone buddha which Ernest has discovered in a mysterious shop. The little buddha has a way of showing Ernest the unhappiness of others, and his brother and sister have expressly forbidden him to bring the buddha along on their summer holiday. With their parents, they arrive by motorboat on the wonderfully primitive island where they always spend their holidays, ready for a carefree summer. At first they are delighted to rediscover their favorite haunts and activities, but soon five-year-old Ernest is oppressed by a sense of foreboding. He is afraid to tell Abigail and Jacob that he has brought the buddha to the island, but they soon discover its presence and take measures to try to prevent the buddhas powerful and unhappy messages from spoiling their holiday. Then the children discover a battered replica of the tourist boat, the Segwun, which has plied these shores for decades, and which then leads them to a small mist shrouded island, called Serene Island. They also discover a mysterious cave with ancient drawings and a tunnel through which pours the sound of sobbing. They follow the tunnel and it leads them back to the same small island. This time they find someone who is indeed unhappy and needs their help. And so their adventure with Charlotte, a young girl from ather time, begins. A junior vel with a classic feel, illustrated with black and white illustrations, which will delight children eight and up. Rutledge has mined the mysterious elements of an untamed island to produce a story which is both whimsical and enchanting.
- Author BiographyMargie Rutledge was born in Midland, Texas. MargieA's first novel for young people was The Great Laundry Adventure, which was followed by the sequel, The Busybody Buddha. She currently teaches English as a second language part-time and has a thriving writing career, focusing on fiction, freelance journalism, and agitprop theatre. Her recent journalism has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Mothering Magazine, and Books in Canada. Margie lives in Toronto.
- Author(s)Margie Rutledge
- PublisherNapoleon Publishing
- Date of Publication01/11/2002
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationON
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintNapoleon Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight260 g
- Width152 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Maxine Cowan
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest Age9+
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