By Dorothy M. Powell. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Publications Ltd., 1974.
This book is so seventies!
Lenny O'Hare, whose family is perpetually in debt and struggling to stay together, goes to stay with elderly friends of the family at their farm in northern Ontario for the summer.
You can so picture this girl up in the woods back in '74. I loved the seventies expressions used in this book. The fact that Lenny names her kitten after Ringo Starr is also very consistent with the time period.