The Mystery in the Computer Game (The Boxcar Children Series #78)

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The Aldens are playing a test version of their favorite game: Ringmaster. But, the characters in the game are giving them strange clues! Is someone using the computer game to tell them something is wrong?

The Aldens, while testing the latest version of their favorite computer game, are surprised to find messages directed specifically at them.

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Overview

The Aldens are playing a test version of their favorite game: Ringmaster. But, the characters in the game are giving them strange clues! Is someone using the computer game to tell them something is wrong?

The Aldens, while testing the latest version of their favorite computer game, are surprised to find messages directed specifically at them.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
If they're not turned off by the cheesy theme song (performed by children) and game-show-host style voice that introduces this production, fans of Warner's long-running mystery series will be glad to hear the Alden kids' exploits in audiobook format. Unfortunately, this uninspired production may prove a disappointment. When their grandfather buys them the computer game Ringmaster, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Bennie Alden, as well as their cousin Su Lee, are hooked. The children become so skilled at the game that Ringmaster's creators invite the Aldens to be beta testers for the sequel, Ringmaster II. But as the testing begins, the Aldens realize that the new game seems to be eerily similar to their real life. Along the way issues of company loyalty and creative espionage come to the fore, leaving the Alden kids to unravel the mystery behind Ringmaster. Though Lilly has an assured tone as narrator, her portrayals of the children have a squeaky quality that does not always ring true, and her other characterizations-including a grandfather who sometimes sounds like he's on his last legs-are generally weak. Ages 7-up. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807554692
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series , #78
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 482,918
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.35 (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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