Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush
Heinemann, London; published 1957, reprinted 1961, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1973.
Hardback; 135 x 205 mm; green boards with gold titles on spine; 211 pages. Original clipped dust jacket. Pen sketches.
The book is in good condition. The binding is sound and tight. Bumping and very slight chipping of the dust jacket with creasing of the front flap and some tanning internally. On the front flap is the remnant of a small label. Minimal bumping of the covers.
Elizabeth Enright (1907 – 1968) was an American writer of children's books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic, and teacher of creative writing. Perhaps best known as the Newbery Medal-winning author of Thimble Summer (1938) and the Newbery runner-up Gone-Away Lake (1957), she also wrote the popular Melendy quartet (1941 to 1951). A multiple winner of the O. Henry Award, her short stories and articles for adults appeared in many popular magazines and have been reprinted in anthologies and textbooks.
Joe Krush (born 1918) and Beth Krush (1918 – 2009) were an American husband-and-wife team of illustrators who worked primarily on children's books. They may be known best for the US editions of all five Borrowers books by Mary Norton, a series inaugurated very early in their careers.
Gone-Away Lake is a children's novel that tells the story of cousins who spend a summer exploring and discover a lost lake and the two people who still live there. Enright and the Krushes produced a sequel published in 1961, Return to Gone-Away, in which the children's family buys a house near Gone-Away.