Title/Series: The Mystery In The Old Attic/The Boxcar Children
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Year It Was Made: 1997
Publisher: Albert Whitman And Company
Time It Took Me To Read It: 2 Days
Back Of Book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they are exploring an old house in Michigan. When the Aldens arrive at the mansion, they can’t wait to start looking through all the rooms. They find an old diary that tells that a diamond and pearl ring is hidden in the house. The only way to find the ring is to solve the riddle written in the diary. But someone has already found the ring-and sold it! Who could be responsible? The Boxcar Children must find out!!!
My Review: This is such an amazing book! You’ll LOVE it! This is a great classic!!! My teacher read this book when she was little. It was her favorite, and now, it’s mine! (It’ll be yours,too!;)
Best Quote: He had just noticed that the ceiling continued above a wall that did not reach all the way to the rafters. “There is a room behind that wall!” Benny exclaimed!
* Thank you to our daughter Julia for writing this week’s first ever guest review and recipe!
Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page.
Today’s Great Book: The Kidnapped King was written and illustrated by Ron Roy (Random House, 2000)
Time to Read: I was so into this book that I read it in only 2 hours because it was fun, interesting, entertaining, and…MYSTERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: from the back of the book…The king and queen of Costra have been kidnapped! For his protection, the prince is sent to Green Lawn-to hide out with Dink’s family. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose promise to help their royal friend rescue his parents from the enemies of the Crown. But then the prince gets kidnapped, too. Can the three sleuths catch the kidnappers and unravel this royal mystery?
Best Quote from the Book: “Dink was reading Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. He had seen the movie, but he still loved the story. He took the book to the reading corner and plopped down in a bean-bag chair.”
Julia’s (age 9) View: I very much enjoyed reading this very detailed story. If you are a mystery kind of person, then you will instantly fall in love with this book. If you are good at figuring out clues you will know the answer to the mystery even before it starts.