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Mountain Top Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #9)
     

Mountain Top Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #9)

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner
 

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A family starts out on a one-day mountain climbing excursion that becomes very exciting. In fact, it becomes an adventure for the former 'boxcar' family. They unearth some mysteries and have a fine time in the process.

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A family starts out on a one-day mountain climbing excursion that becomes very exciting. In fact, it becomes an adventure for the former 'boxcar' family. They unearth some mysteries and have a fine time in the process.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807552926
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
10/28/1987
Series:
Boxcar Children Series , #9
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.62(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 the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.

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Mountain Top Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #9) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Lisa Muscatello More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever i just started it and l got sucked into it its a really good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
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Scott Caldwell More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
Brock Wilson More than 1 year ago
best books ever
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I love this book so much!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its okay not the best but not the worst book ever.
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