Superstar Watch (The Boxcar Children Series #121)

Superstar Watch (The Boxcar Children Series #121)

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner
     
 

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The Alden family dog, Watch, is discovered by a talent scout to appear in a dog food commercial, but the children are faced with a dilemma when they discover that Watch won't eat the brand of food he was hired to endorse.

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The Alden family dog, Watch, is discovered by a talent scout to appear in a dog food commercial, but the children are faced with a dilemma when they discover that Watch won't eat the brand of food he was hired to endorse.

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Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
The boxcar children—Henry, Benny Jessie, and Violet—have settled in happily with Grandfather and have retained the boxcar in the backyard as a clubhouse. This iteration of their saga has the children solving two problems. The first, which begins dramatically on the first page, concerns how they can help their friend Josh repair his bicycle after his brakes fail and he crashes. The second entails a mystery they must solve in order to solve the first problem. Jessie notices a flyer announcing prize money for the winner of a dog contest sponsored by the Wundermutt Dog Food company. The prize, $100 (plus a trip to Hollywood) exactly equals the cost of the bicycle repairs. So, the children enter their dog, Watch, into the contest. The finalists, including Watch, must complete a series of tasks, including jumping, burrowing, and sliding as well as enthusiastically eating a bowl of Wundermutt. One of the other two finalists, a canine television star beloved by Benny, is handled by a snobbish owner who dismisses the competition. The other finalist performs the tasks in a mediocre fashion. It would seem that Watch, who is adorable and adept, would have a good chance at the prize; however, things go awry. The slide collapses on him, the bowl of Wundermutt smells strange and he refuses to eat it, and one of the finalists is called by two different names. Things look especially bad for Watch and for Josh when the star wins. Yet the children figure out the double mystery—there are two bad guys—and all ends happily. The story has little suspense; the characters are variously overdrawn (the star's owner) or under-differentiated (the boxcar children); and there is no tension among the characters. Thus, librarians need not worry about recommending it to anyone who likes a safe read. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807576670
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Boxcar Children Series , #121
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Superstar Watch (The Boxcar Children Series #121) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike other childrens books, all the boxcar children books are usually good for younger readers. But that doesnt mean tweens and teens cant read them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get all my books for free,my copy of this just came yesterday. Its awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of boxcar children books but this one is the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Like it but i agree with Emerald Hazelpaw is changing a bit tooo fast. Overall i really liked it and it totally explains why she went to hate Waterclan but howd she gt so cruel is my quetion. I hope to find out soon! <p> P&alpha&pi&alpha.dox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continue! <br> <p> ~Dawn&star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hazelpaw grumpily stomped back to camp, fur ruffled the wrong way. She now began to notice even more how horrible WaterClan is and how amazing ScorchClan is. A sharp bramble thorn would snag around her paw and dig deep into her pad whereas all the dangers in ScorchClan is hidden under a layers of soft, green pine needles that made the air bloom in its arouma. Hazelpaw was slowly turning from the sweet little appretice she was to a bitter one- the more she thought about Flamestar's refusal for her to join, her mood turned sour and she began to think about how ugly WaterClan is compared to ScorchClan. <br> *I /need/ to join that Clan! I can feel it in my blood, it's my destiny. ScorchClan was made for me!* She didn't know why she felt so strongly about this. <p> "It's a girl!" The joyous voice of Ripplestar announced from the nursery. Hazelpaw was slouched by the fresh-kill pike, choking down a fish. <br> "That's great, Ripplestar. We all wanted to know that useful fact," she muttered sarcastically to herself as she tore off a slippery chunk of salty flesh. *I hate fish. That's all WaterClan has on our fresh-kill pile; fish, fish, fish.* She gagged as a hunk of slimy meat slipped down her throat before she was ready. *I gotta get out of here... I need that kit to turn in to Flamestar.* <p> (In case you guys didn't know, Super Editions are meant to be short. So that's why I wrote them only a couple pages long! Epilogue of Winterberry's Struggle is out... ;-; Keep watch for Mintcloud's Shadow, the sequel!) <p> -&#1071|Reflections&#9830
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO YOU FEEK THE LOOVVVEEEEEE TONIGHTT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He stands up and walks off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heh thnks....