Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Book Review - Boxcar Children: The Boardwalk Mystery
The Aldens are visiting the New Jersey shore and enjoying the beach and the boardwalk attractions. A family friend has just bought an amusement pier, and the children are excited to help out. But there are rumors that the rides aren't safe, and someone has stolen a zombie from the haunted house! Can the Boxcar Children find out what's behind all the trouble?
About 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 chidren.
Tim Jessell is the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his wife and children.
My Take on the Book
This is another great book from the boxcar children series. I was a fan of this series as a child and I am so happy to be able to share this series now with my own daughters is a great way to share some of my own childhood with them. The story itself was an intriguing one, and it pits the children into a alluring mystery (as most of their books do!). The book was a compelling read and I found myself not able to put this down, which for me means that I was completely engrossed. In reading this book my eldest daughter also reflected that the book was so "action packed." All-in-all, whether you have read other books from this series, or if this was the first, you will be completely drawn in and strung along for the entire book - hang on for a great ride!
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