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Posted October 27, 2007
Good Discussion book for 3rd or 4th Graders
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now, they have a home with their grandfather, and are spending the summer renting a lighthouse. While they are there, they meet Mr. Hall, the owner of a grocery store, the Cook family, and Mr. Snow, a boat captain. Every night when the clock strikes midnight their dog Watch barks, they see a strange woman walking across the beach carrying something. The Aldens gather clues-- Larry Cook¿s, an unfriendly 17 year old boy's, peculiar behavior--going out in a boat at late at night, strange cooking in an old cottage, an uncle that collects plankton bags for him, a stubborn Dad who won¿t let Larry go to college. They soon discover that Larry is a genius trying to solve world hunger by making plankton and seaweed into palatable food. His dream is to go to college and achieve this.The Alden¿s solve the mystery, then get him enrolled at Adams¿ College with Henry.
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