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I probably first read this book when I was in middle school I honestly don t remember what I thought of it back then, but I thoroughly enjoyed it this time around A wonderful escape to a time before technology dominated our lives A well written story that brings to life the beauty of northern Michigan So glad I found this in the box of books recently retrieved from my parents basement. My mom was the one who recommended this book to me it was one of her favorite books from her childhood It was well paced, had a great storyline, and had really likeable characters A must read There are a lot of typos in the copy I read They just kept popping up Not sure if I read a budget copy that hadn t been proofread or what I wish there wasbackground on how why she got to camp, what her family is like, how old she is, how she knows Jan, etc So many questions The character development is pretty poor Beyond rough character sketches we never really find out much Lovely description of the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan Anyone who s ever felt the icy blue water of There are a lot of typos in the copy I read They just kept popping up Not sure if I read a budget copy that hadn t been proofread or what I wish there wasbackground on how why she got to camp, what her family is like, how old she is, how she knows Jan, etc So many questions The character development is pretty poor Beyond rough character sketches we never really find out much Lovely description of the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan Anyone who s ever felt the icy blue water of Lake Superior or smelled the spicy fragrance of Michigan pines will begin to feel nostalgic for those places I loved the author s understanding of Northern Michigan and her obvious appreciation of the beauty and wonder of natureThis couldn t be just a lake No real water was ever blue like that A light breeze stirred the pin cherry tree beside the window, ruffled the feathers of a fat sea gull promenading on the pink rocks below The breeze was full of evergreen spice Um m m m, Jan sniffed There s no smell like it anywhere p 19 Jan took Phyllis s hand, led her to the water s edge Superior stays forty degrees winter and summer You have to get used to it Getting in s like pouring hot preserves into a fruit jar If you re careful, everything s hunky dory But if you try it all at once Whing The water was the coldest Phyllis had ever felt Ice cold rippled glass The sand bottom furrowed like the inside of a fish s mouth They were waist deep now, their toes gripping the velvety ridges and still going deeper, deeper p 20There are many charming vignettes of camp life making fudge, sailing, corn pops, water games, mushroom hunting, raspberry picking, and a light hearted but intriguing little mystery thrown in One line near the end threw me a little big spoiler alertIt s the greatest archaeological find of the centuryThat was a little hard to believe, but everything else was fairly probableand a lot of fun The tone and language is a bit archaic at times, but I just think that adds to the charm A great summer read Read and enjoyed it as a child. [ FREE BOOK ] ♍ Mystery at Laughing Water ♗ Set near Copper Bay Copper Harbor in the Lake Superior region of Michigan s Upper Peninsula, Phyllis Rockfort finds adventure and mystery when she goes to summer camp and discovers information about the disappearance of some ancestors in the s Phyllis adventures roughing it at camp are mixed with the thrills of solving an old family mystery Time period is contemporary s