Do you have any idea how I might find a book from my long-ago childhood? I don’t know the title or the author (!). It was about grandparents, and it was probably published in the early 60s, possibly the late 50s. I’m pretty sure it was vertical vs horizontal…but that’s all I remember!
Possible title that I remember is Rebecca’s Island. The plot is as follows:
Mother and young daughter flee an abusive or unhappy marriage. They move to the grandmother’s home I believe. She lives with a lake behind the house and Rebecca paddles a canoe to a small island in the middle of the lake. She makes the island her sort of getaway from the troubles of her home life, paddling to the island on a daily basis. There is an ominous feeling to strange people showing up. Maybe the people are looking to find the mother and daughter for the abusive husband/father.
This was read to my elementary school class maybe in the mid to late 1980s. I got the flu and was not in school to learn how the book ended.
I am looking for a children's book
- Guessing it may be written in 1970’s to 1980’s (I read it in the 80’s)
- A little boy is being babysat and ignored by his sitter. He calls his grandmother and falls asleep when he’s on the phone with her.
- He dreams that a tiny version of his grandmother slides out of the old rotary phone, and dances and plays with him all night.
Looking for a book in which the plot is that an old woman gets a visit from her grandson.
The book I’m seeking was written in the 1960s or 70s. A young lady (probably a teenager) was going on a cross-country road trip with her grandmother. They were to meet up with her boyfriend coming from the other direction. The girl drove, not the grandmother. They each put colorful pieces of material on their antennae so they could spot each other on the road. At some point, the ladies decided to give a ride to hitchhikers who ended up ‘hijacking’ them and holding them hostage as they drove for days. Eventually, all turned out well and they met up with the boyfriend.