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Alice H. Yucht

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Beautifully told, [Dreamland Lake] has just enough foreshadowing to heighten the sense of impending doom. Everything rings true—the dialogue, the minor characters as well as Flip and Brian, small scenes of English class and of the boys' newspaper route, and, most of all, Brian's painful coming of age. Even slower readers will grab this book, captivated first by the mystery, and then by its deeper levels of meaning.

Alice H. Yucht, "Grades 3-6: 'Dreamland Lake'," in School Library Journal, an appendix to Library Journal (reprinted from the November 15, 1973 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1973), Vol. 20, No. 3, November 15, 1973, p. 53.

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