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Posted January 7, 2014
Title: The Mystery of the Fallen Treasure - The Boxcar Children Mystery
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media/Albert Whitman & Company
E-Book ASIN: B00EPTX2NE
Genre: Children's Fiction
Today I was five years old again and listening to Mrs. Wilson read the class the first book in The Box Car Children. She not only knew how to keep her children centered on their school work, but also who to teach the to love reading. I began reading The Boxcar Children - Mystery of the Fallen Treasure and I could hear Mrs. Wilson's voice in my mind. Thank you to Open Road Media for renewing that memory. The series has been updated to reflect modern time.
In this story the Alden children, Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny, along their dog Watch and their grandfather arrive by plane in Sunriver, Oregon to visit Grandfather's friend Victor Gonzales. Shortly after arriving Victor's daughter Marianella invites the children to join her on a SAR (Search and Rescue Training) exercise. While in the woods Watch finds a bright yellow backpack filled with jewelry and a note saying the jewelry was made by Twila's Handcrafted Jewelry Creations. Upon further investigation Twila tells them that the backpack was on Marianella's sister's plane to a buyer in Portland. When they arrive at the airport they find Adelita's plane but she is missing and not answering her cell phone. Not only that Twila arrives to talk to Adelita because the most expensive necklace is missing from the pack as well.
The Alden child are on the case. Can they prove Adelita did not steal the necklace? Can they find out what happened to Adelita? How did the backpack get into the woods? Follow the clues the Alden children find. Learn more about Search and Rescue teams and how they train. This is a wonderful story bound to enthrall the young reader and evoke fond memories for those wishing to reminisce from their own childhood.