The Lighthouse Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #14)

The Lighthouse Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #14)

by Joeming Dunn
     
 

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Jessie sees a mysterious woman walking on the grounds of the lighthouse late at night. Watch, Jessie's dog, wakes up growling almost every evening... at midnight. And Henry finds a puzzling note in the sand. Adventure is always close for the Boxcar Children!

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Jessie sees a mysterious woman walking on the grounds of the lighthouse late at night. Watch, Jessie's dog, wakes up growling almost every evening... at midnight. And Henry finds a puzzling note in the sand. Adventure is always close for the Boxcar Children!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
The Alden children and their grandfather are on their way home from visiting their aunt and uncle when they see a lighthouse. Upon further inspection, the family learns that the lighthouse is for rent, so they move in to stay for a while. The first night, everyone is sleeping, but at the stroke of midnight, their dog Watch begins to growl. They don't see anything and go back to sleep. The next night the same thing happens, but this time they see a lady walking toward the white house beside them. Further investigation is done by talking to the people in the town. While there, a man bumps in to one of the children and just keeps on going. They learn that he is an angry because his son wants to leave and go to college, and he wants him to stay home and work. They next night they see the lady again, but also see a boy that they think is the son of Mr. Cook. During their stay, Mr. Cook's son takes part in the Village dinner by being one of the chefs. His food is very different but delicious. When asked about his recipe, he keeps his recipe a secret. The mysteries of the lady, the boy going out at night, and what is in the recipe are all very satisfactorily answered. Graphic novels are a favorite of mine as they are perfect for a reluctant reader. They are also perfect for a struggling reader who will more than likely find success in reading this one. From the first to last page, the writing will hold the readers' interest. Both boys and girls will enjoy this story. It is a great book to be read over and over again. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
Children's Literature - Janet Weber
When the Aldens’ take a trip along the coast with their grandfather, they rent a lighthouse during their stay. The first night there, at midnight, their dog Watch begins to bark at something when no one else hears a thing. The following day, Grandfather decides to summon the police to check out the premises though the landlord assures him the place is safe. Henry insists that the siblings can solve what is causing the unexplained noises themselves. While solving the mystery, the children help out at the local annual Village Supper which leads to more inexplicable events making the brothers and sisters question other people’s motives. Each chapter title is highlighted in all caps with a rectangular light blue background. Larger rectangular narration boxes are highlighted with a goldenrod background to distinguish among speech bubbles. Extra-large panels with bold, black lines with a touch of white space between each one averages four per page as they contain large illustrations of the characters as they probe for answers. Complete with a table of contents, the title page contains an illustrated gallery of the four siblings and their dog. The book concludes with an “About the Creator” page that highlights brief background information about Warner’s creation of “The Boxcar Children.” This quick, simple, and wholesome mystery with a satisfying ending can be enjoyed by transitional readers, while making a fitting introduction to the prose edition of “The Boxcar Children Mystery” book number eight, The Lighthouse Mystery (Albert Whitman, 1963). Reviewer: Janet Weber; Ages 6 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807545478
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series , #14
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
709,379
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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