Mountain Top Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #9)

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Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.

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Overview

Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
In this ninth installment of the renowned "Boxcar Children" series, the four Alden children—Henry, Jessie, Benny and Violet—climb a mountain with their grandfather. The trek up is uneventful, but on the way down, Benny has a near-catastrophic fall, which triggers a rock slide. The rock slide, in turn, reveals a large opening which turns out to be a cave. Although the five Aldens make it down to safety the following day, they unanimously agree to remain in the area to see what's inside the cave. As their adventures continue, they encounter a 90-year-old Indian woman, a surprisingly limber geologist, and a young boy searching for long-lost family treasure. It's easy to see why this series was so well-loved. The siblings get along famously; Grandfather not only encourages, but joins in their adventures; no one gets hurt; and everything comes out okay in the end. Unfortunately, fifty years later, it doesn't hold up as well. There's little suspense and less conflict; the siblings are uninteresting and indistinct (except for Benny, who is annoyingly hyper); and the language dated and corny: "How lucky we are! Things seem to happen just right for us." Lucky for them, maybe—but kind of boring for the rest of us. Reviewer: Naomi Milliner
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807552933
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series , #9
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 125,109
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Best book ever

    This is the best book ever i just started it and l got sucked into it its a really good book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    Boxcar Children Rule!

    I love the Boxcar Children series!!!!!!!!You would really enjoy reading this book.My favorite out of the four children has to be either Violet or Benny!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2003

    A GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!

    This book is a good book to read. I would recamend it to readers who like mysteries or just plain good books. You should read it. I really liked it!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Boxcar children

    Awesome book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    son of a gun

    best books ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2006

    The Last Indian

    This story takes place mostly on Old Flat Top, a local mountain. It starts off when the Alden¿s go mountain climbing on this mountain. While on the mountain, the family undergoes an accident that allows them to discover a cave. Later on, hey see a distant light and figure out it is an Indian named Lovan Dixon. She says she is the last in her tribe and then tells a story about her father. She tells how he ended up with a bag, and then hid it in the cave. The next day, they see an Indian boy whose name they find out later is David. The Alden¿s think that David might be related to Lovan. This book didn¿t really keep me interested. There were only a few parts where it was exiting, and those were the points that revealed the answers to the major questions in the story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Awsome

    1,000,000,000,000,000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% cool

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Best book ever!

    Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Not the best but okay i guess.

    Its okay not the best but not the worst book ever.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Marooned

    CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@#$%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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