Buzzy and the River Rats: Book 3, by John Clarke HoffmanMercury Press
The Buzzy stories are for all ages. They capture excitement, friendships, mishaps and young romance of growing up in 1950s small-town America. Sometimes their adventures bring them face to face with the tough Trucker gang, but mostly they experience friendship and other aspects of growing up in an American small town. In Book 3, it is the late summer of 1955 in the Catskill Mountain town of Delhi, NY. The members of the River Rat Gang are about to enter ninth grade at Delaware Academy. As a last summer adventure they explore the old Delaware Academy school building and get more than they bargain for. Autumn finds the River Rats plotting to disrupt the high school Halloween party. Winter brings tobogganing and exploring an abandoned barn, spring an encounter with the tough uptown Trucker gang in the old powdered milk factory .