Houseboat Girl by Lois LenskiHouseboat Girl by Lois Lenski

Houseboat Girl

byLois Lenski

Paperback | December 27, 2011

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What would it be like to live on a houseboat on the Mississippi River with two parents, four kids, eight chickens, several turtles, a dog, and a cat? Patsy and her family are about to find out!

At first, Patsy is upset when her parents decide to move from their home in River City, Illinois, to a houseboat on the Mississippi River. She’ll miss her house and friends, and she’s sure the trip downriver will be boring. Gradually, she and her brother and sisters get used to their new life. Patsy grows to love the ever-changing river, where she even learns to swim. But she can’t help longing for a real house—on land. 
Houseboat Girl is based on the experiences of real families living on the Mississippi River in the summer of 1954.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children’s literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create st...
Title:Houseboat GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.47 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Open Road Media Teen & TweenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453250123

ISBN - 13:9781453250129


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good read from Lois Lenski!! We have several of her books and although this isn't our favourite, it's still really good!
Date published: 2018-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“[P]resents an interesting picture of life on a river.” —Library Journal