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The Haunted Lagoon (The Dana Girls Mystery Stories, First Set #21)

3.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Dana girls and their friends try to locate a missing sea captain last seen on Chincoteague Island off the Virginia Coast.
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published December 31st 1973 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1959)
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 16, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
The Dana Girls and their friends are going to go hunting for pirate treasure from 1785. The other theme is that there had been an accident at sea some years before and a guy was assumed guilty for causing it, but it seems someone else may have knocked him out and caused the accident himself.

The Dana Girls take a plane to the area but the plane has engine trouble and they have a crash-landing.

The rest of the story deals with how they pursue both themes at the same time. They explore various lago
Overall, only a fair example of girl sleuthing. Highlights, though, include little details about the oyster industry, the inclusion of the wild ponies of Assateague, and the lovely illustrations.
Teanna Byerts
Dec 09, 2015 Teanna Byerts rated it liked it
Weeeeelp, can't get my whole epic review on here, so there's a link!

I've paddled and camped in the Haunted lagoon.

I'd heard of this book, and was curious, since it is a kids' book (my favorite genre) and set on a couple of islands which are my favorite places on land or sea. On page one I saw that I needed to say something about it.

I needed to say a lot about it.

The time period (1959) makes it an interesting, and maddening, contrast with modern kids books.
Jun 13, 2014 Subi rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-years
hardback 1959
I loved this series of books that I read back in junior high. They are from the same syndicate that wrote the Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys, but I much preferred the Dana Girls.
Mar 17, 2013 Deb rated it liked it
Wrapped up very predictably but had some charming tidbits about the setting.
Marts  (Thinker)
Dana girls solve a mystery off the Virginian coast
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Aug 07, 2010 Valkyrie Oracle marked it as to-read
Shelves: adventure, mystery
My cover has it listed as book #8
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