Houseboat in the Woods Author:Gladys Baker Bond The Scott family is moving from Kansas City, Missouri to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. But when they get there they find out that the father's new job has gone up in smoke, literally. The man who would have been his new boss is kind enough to invite the Scotts to say at his guest cabin on a lake in the woods. They take him up on his offer and move to th... more »e cabin but the two older Scott kids, Mike and Trilby, see an old, deserted houseboat on the lake and float the idea that it might be fun to stay there instead. And since the boss also owns the houseboat & is agreeable to the idea, the Scotts move to the houseboat to live while Mr Scott tries to figure what to do to earn a living.
Trilby, though, is having a hard time getting used to living in the mountains of Idaho. She longs to return to Kansas City, where everything is safe and familiar. Idaho scares her, from the deep, cold lake and the craggy mountains to the dark, dense forest. And if she finds those things scary, wait until she meets up with that grizzly bear!« less