Just Plain Maggie Author:Lorraine Beim Maggie could hardly wait to start off for her first summer at camp. her mother's stories of the fun she'd had as a girl made Maggie certain that she would love it all just as much. Then too, it would be nice to make new friends her own age, for where she lived - on the outskirts of a village - there were very few girls to play with. — Sunset Lake... more » Camp in Maine was all that Maggie had dreamed it would be, with its log cabins nestling in the pine woods and a lovely lake for swimming and canoeing. But somehow the girls were not what she had expected. They all seemed more sophisticated and surer of themselves than Maggie. Try as she would, she could not make friends, and grew more and more homesick. But when she passed the advanced swimmers' test and was allowed to go on an overnight canoe trip, she began slowly to gain confidence in her own abilities. She worried less about what the other girls thought of her, and by the end of the summer was an accepted member of the busy, happy group.
Girls who are already campers, and the many who hope to be, will welcome this true-to-life story by an author whose earlier books - Hurry Back and Alice's Family - they have enjoyed. Barbara Cooney has made attractive drawings to illustrate the story.« less