Ruthanna Long, The Great Monster Contest , 1977, approximate. I believe you are looking for ” The Great Monster Contest ” by Ruthanna Long . It includes the monster Jurgles and her best friend Boomer. M543: M544: Mouse shipwrecked; survives winter in a cave French mouse (Pierre?) is shipwrecked; prepares to spend winter in a cave, where someone has left a pocketwatch and book; he passes time reading and missing his wife (Lucy?); Spring arrives and he is able to build a boat, sail home to Lucy; she awaits him on a chaise. c. 70’s?, light purple hardcover.
Camphor handle a visit of their a couple of difficult aunts, whilst writing about specific far-from-amicable ghosts with taken to residence within the the regional given up resort
Perhaps you are thinking of Abel’s Island , by William Steig ? M545 : Maple sugar 50’s or 60’s, childrens. I am looking for an old school library book for my sister. It is about a boy who for some reason has to go and live with his grandfather and he teaches him how to tap maple sugar . this book was the first book that she really, really enjoyed and helped her become the reader she is today. Okay, this is what I found out . it was an old library book, and it might have had a blue cover. The boy and his family took a vacation and grandpa taught the boy how to make maple sugar. It might have been in Maine.
Virginia Sorenson, Miracles on Maple Hill , 1957, copyright. A family with a boy and girl move into the grandma’s house and a neighbor Mr. Chris teaches them how to make maple sugar. Thank you for suggesting Miracles on Maple Hill . While the story sounds somewhat similar, this is not the book we are looking for. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Understood Betsy , 1999, reprint. This is from the 1960’s and sounds similar to the book you are looking for. It has a female leading character, not sexy Kemerovo women a male, but the cover (of my 60’s edition) has the girl and her grandfather making maple sugar. The girl had to leave her relatives and live with her grandparents in Vermont–it’s a memorable book. hope it is the right one! M546 : Mouse In Natural History Museum A small creature (a mouse, I think) enters a natural history museum and discovers that at night the animals come alive and tell their life stories. M547 : Mute Orphan Pickpocket Watches Dreams? Solved: The Half-a-Moon Inn M548 : Medieval page, girl Solved: The Maude Reed Tale M549 : Miss (someone) the Broom Solved: Miss Osborne the Mop M550 : Mystery resort pig duck This is a mystery book where all the characters are animals, including a pig and a duck. I believe it takes place at a hotel or resort. There is a part when one of the characters is served a meal and his potato chips get soggy with pickle juice and there is a dirty duck feather on the plate. Thanks!
I would personally choose treat their own that have a duplicate in the publication
Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and Mr. Camphor . Any time I hear “mystery” or “detective” and “pig” in the same description, I immediately think of Walter Brooks’ “Freddy” books. There are 26 books in the series (originally written between 1927 and 1958), and most of them have been reprinted. The mention of a hotel or resort makes me think of “Freddy and Mr. Camphor,” in which Freddy the pig detective decides to relax for the summer by taking a position as caretaker of a large estate. Freddy thinks his new job as caretaker of the wealthy Mr. Camphor’s lakeside estate will be pretty easy. However, when strange things start happening around the house, Freddy must use his detective skills to get to the bottom of things. Front cover shows Freddy relaxing in a lounge chair on the deck of a houseboat, underneath a striped awning. Another possibility might be ” Freddy Goes Camping ,” in which Freddy the pig helps his friend Mr. Brooks, Walter R., Freddy Goes Camping , 1948, copyright. M551 : Martyrdom of St. Elphege A friend is trying to remember “a historical novel written sometime in the 1950s or so, US publication, set in 9th or 10th century England, and involving the martyrdom of St. Elphege (which happened in 1012, BTW.) Hero’s name, I think, is Thorkill or some variant thereof.”