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The Deserted Library Mystery (The Boxcar Children #21)
The children try to clean up an old library so it can receive landmark status, but someone else tries to stop them.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Albert Whitman Company
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One day Mr.Alden told the children that they were going to go to another town to fix up the old library. they rode there bikes all the way there.when they got there they went to the library. when they look through the books they find a sord and along with a note that said congradulations Capton Charles Howerd for your bravery or the bravery of the battle of Gettysburg.so they got home and went to sleep.the next da at the library the found a boy named Miguel he ran away from his home cause he tho ...more
In the library were Pete used to live, The Boxcar Children stay. Excited to be there, the four children burst through the door to the library... but then when they discover someone stealing their food, the find out it is a harmless boy, that is afraid he lost his Dad, and already lost his Mom. But them everyone feels like they are being chased, and someone is stealing their things! Then they go to fix the library, leaving Benny behind to guard thing, and they`ve found the sword, and Jessie, Henr ...more
I liked this one a little less than the others that I have read so far. First of all, the bad guy was introduced so late into the book that kids don't have the opportunity to feel like they solved the mystery before the characters did. Also, I have a hard time with the fact that their grandfather just left them in a strange city in a strangers house for several days. That's a little. Poor parenting.
Not written by the original author, Gertrude Chandler Warner, and it really shows. There are many things about the way this story was written that I strongly object to. It is a much scarier, more violent book than the previous books. The 5 1/2 year old likes it, though.
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of THE BOXCAR CH ...moreMore about Gertrude Chandler Warner...
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