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The Amazing Mystery Show (The Boxcar Children Series #123)
     

The Amazing Mystery Show (The Boxcar Children Series #123)

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Robert Papp (Illustrator)
 

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The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team

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The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team being sabotaged?

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Children's Literature - Leona Illig
The Alden children get more than they bargain for when they agree to be contestants on the "The Amazing Mystery Show," a television series in which families compete against one another to solve mysteries in different cities across the country. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, ages 14, 12, 10, and 6, respectively, are looking forward to having fun as well as winning the contest. When they meet their competition and the show's crew, however, they are in for a surprise. Fiona Best, the aunt of the children competing against them, seems interested in winning at any cost. Meanwhile, Hillary Griffen, the show's producer, is worried about falling ratings, and the cameraman, Andy, seems to have his own secret agenda. With the stress of solving clues in front of a camera, and the realization that someone is trying to sabotage their efforts, the four children find themselves in a unique situation. This is the latest entry in the long-running mystery series, "The Boxcar Children," created by Gertrude Chandler Warner. This book is true to the original, with many references to the children's family history. The plot, which grabs the reader from the first page, integrates all the characters in the action. The kids are smart, and it is clear that they know how to work together to accomplish their goals. Accurate and interesting historical details about Philadelphia are woven throughout the story. There are a few lapses in the editing, but given the intelligent plot, likeable characters, and fascinating setting, this is a book that is likely to please readers eager for a good mystery. Reviewer: Leona Illig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807503157
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Boxcar Children Series , #123
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
648,155
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


The Boxcar Children Series was created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, when she realized that there were few, if any, books for children that were both easy and fun to read. She drew on her own experiences in writing the mysteries. As a child, she had spent hours watching trains near her home, and often dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or freight car. In each story, she chose a special setting and introduced unpredictable, unusual or eccentric characters, to help highlight the Aldens’ independence and resourcefulness. Miss Warner lived in Putnam, Massachusetts until her death in 1979.

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The Amazing Mystery Show (The Boxcar Children Series #123) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boxcar children are always great!
CLI More than 1 year ago
Love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Box Car Children are great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Remember- this book is meant for children in grades second through fourth, do therefore are meant to be fun and easy reads. G.C. Warner wrote these books because, "[She] discovered when she was teaching that many readers who like an exciting story could find books that were both easy and fun to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ausom!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fun and easy to read yet it has a lot of suspense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know who is doing all the mean things; not worth the money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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