Spooktacular Special

Spooktacular Special

by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Robert Papp
     
 

A ghost mystery in their very own boxcar, a zombie, and a pumpkin-headed creature provide plenty of spooky fun for the Aldens in these three adventures! Includes three Boxcar Children Mysteries: #100 The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar, #124 The Pumpkin Head Mystery, and #128 The Zombie Project.

Overview


A ghost mystery in their very own boxcar, a zombie, and a pumpkin-headed creature provide plenty of spooky fun for the Aldens in these three adventures! Includes three Boxcar Children Mysteries: #100 The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar, #124 The Pumpkin Head Mystery, and #128 The Zombie Project.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
With Halloween rolling around, it is time for the reissue of three stories from the “Boxcar Children” series, in which the children encounter possible ghosts. In” The Mystery of the Haunted Box Car,” the Alden children find a heavily patched rag doll hidden behind a false wall in a corner of their boxcar. After Violet finds a message in the doll’s pocket, the kids solve the mystery of spooky lights bobbing along in the yard at the darkest part of the night; it seems like people have snuck into the boxcar. In the second story, “The Pumpkin Head Mystery,” the kids have decorated their grandfather’s house for Halloween, using a carved pumpkin for the scarecrow’s head. The family dog, Watch, keeps barking at the head and when the kids wake up the next morning, the pumpkin head is gone. Mysterious things also occur at the farm where the family bought their pumpkins. It turns out to be a plot to scare the owners from their farm; but Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny solve this mystery as well, allowing the Becketts to keep their farm. “The Zombie Project” is the last of this year’s trilogy. This time the Alden children stay at Winding River Lodge, while Grandfather is busy with business back in Greenfield. Of course, they become involved in another mystery that may have a Zombie in it, as well as helping out Grandfather’s friend, Maude Hansen, owner of the lodge. The Zombie is actually a man hiding out from the police, but his love of golf reveals his hideaway. Though there’s a lot of repetition from one story to the next explaining how the four Alden children came to live first in a boxcar and eventually with their paternal grandfather, the stories are well written and amusing. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan; Ages 8 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807576052
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Series:
Boxcar Children Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by its success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.

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