Canadian Summer. The large and growing Mitchell family, transferring their location to Montreal, can't find another house to buy or rent. They settle, over Mother's protests, for a remote, rickety summer house in the woods near a lake. The dangers, antics, quarrels, and fun which now unroll bring each member of the family into vivid characterization. Copyright 1948 / 1996. Softcover. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 181 pp.
This book, the 2nd in the Mitchells series, is funny and catastropic. Getting lost in the forest, losing your dog, and nearly drowning in the lake, what else could go wrong? Mrs. Mitchell is outraged at having so many problems within the first hour of living in Canada. She threatens to pack her things and move right back to Washington D.C. if things don't start becoming more favorable.
We don't see a lot of the Mitchells' character in this book, but it's certainly not short of adventure. Did I mention making a ton of new friends?