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on October 29, 2017
I had trouble looking-up <b>Philippa Dunn</b> but “<b>Mysterious Rescue</b>” is a Canadian school reader. The last thirty pages contain exercises. The tale only comprises sixty-three pages; several of them richly-decorated. The illustrator, <b>Larry Hall</b>, is a very good one, from whose paintings emerge real-looking personages in 1970s style. Barbara looks older than she sounds. There is too much sibling arguing.

A glance at the front page shows the other instalments of this series, indicating the mystery is answered two books later. It is a “question” more than a “puzzle” because Barbara is certain her parents could reveal everything. Needing to be persuasive enough to strong-arm the answer and hardly having a mystery to investigate is weak. So is an unfinished story. Perhaps in 1973, the author was sure all Canadian schools would stock her series bountifully. Here I am in 2017, owning neither the introductory volumes, nor the one identifying the mountain man and the reason he and Barbara's parents know gypsy signals. The expression “have got” must go. “Got” should ONLY EVER be the past-tense to “get”!

Barbara's family owns a ski lodge and offers marvellous activities for Christmas guests. It is a weakness not to describe where they are. Canadians in particular like to see our country mentioned. Location is a point of interest to all readers. A couple goes skiing before an avalanche warning is issued and need rescuing. It is exciting and warm but <b>Philippa</b> doesn't seem to be a practiced mystery-writer. The mystery is a sideline instead of the focus. More fuss is made over Barbara's skiing competition. A nice note is that this novel would hardly be on the internet, certainly not the cover, without my having scanned it and adding it to Goodreads. It came in a box of books given to me.
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