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Target Audience:
  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)

Adventure stories, Friendship, Cousins, Lake adventures, At the cottage, Summer adventures, Summertime

Lizzie and her friends are about to embark on an unforgettable summer adventure.

On the very last week of the summer in 1953, Lizzie and her friends make an exciting discovery on the beach behind her cottage: there was a huge, stump of a tree washed onto shore by a late summer storm! They name their discovery The Raft. They can't wait to spend a wild week of fun adventures on the lake—but only if they can keep their new-found treasure a secret from prying eyes and from their parents.

When some bigger kids spy Lizzie and her friends showing off on the Raft, they decide to steel it for themselves. But that’s nothing compared to the danger that awaits them near the old lighthouse!

Together, the four friends are in for the summer of their lives … but will they make it back to school in one piece?

Elizabeth McFadyen Riley doesn’t have to imagine what it would be like to hang out with Lizzie and her friends on the beach: she lived it! Elizabeth grew up beside an inland sea and now lives in the cottage where she was raised.

While this is her first book, Elizabeth has written several screenplays that were finalists for various awards. She lives with her husband, Harry, and their rescue cat, Ms. Kitty, in Port Weller, St. Catharines, Ontario.


Elizabeth McFadyen Riley

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