The Mystery Of Butternut House (softcover version)
by Frances MacDonald « View this author's BIO
Arriving at the snake fence, she parked the bike. She would go the rest of the way on foot. Standing at the top of the hill her eyes took in the landscape down in the valley. To the right was the apple orchard in full bloom. The log house was nestled down in a hollow and the large butternut trees towered above it giving shade in the summer and protection from the cold north winds in winter. She stood spell bound. The house had an air of mystery even at this time of day. She wished it could tell her it's secret, for it did have one! She was sure of that. Following the path which led towards the river road she was suddenly startled by a loose falling stone and looking behind was surprised to see the young Indian boy, Danny.
Recommended for ages 8-12
This is a story of a young girl, Laura, who lives in Toronto with her grandparents but is sent on a summer holiday to visit her Aunt in the village of Glenarm.
She is swept along by the numerous and exciting every day pleasures and trials of living in a small town as compared to city life. During this time Laura discovers secrets of her past which seem to be tied to the mystery of the old log house.
A young Indian boy becomes her friend and together they uncover a link in their past and a harmony in the days that follow. They explore and discover the love they share for animals and an interest in the ecology of the land.
Each chapter leads the reader towards the ultimate conclusion and the solving of the mystery of Butternut House.