The Mystery of the Singing Ghost

The Mystery of the Singing Ghost The Aldens don t believe the rumors that their cousin s new house is haunted but they can t explain the mysterious singing they hear Could there really be a ghost

The Aldens don t believe the rumors that their cousin s new house is haunted, but they can t explain the mysterious singing they hear Could there really be a ghost

  • ☆ The Mystery of the Singing Ghost ☆ Gertrude Chandler Warner
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The Mystery of the Singing Ghost

  1. 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 CHILDREN MYSTERIES As a child, Gertrude enjoyed many of the things that girls enjoy today She loved furnishing a dollhouse with handmade furniture and she liked to read Her favorite book was ALICE IN WONDERLAND Often on Sundays after church, Gertrude enjoyed trips to visit her grandparents farm Along the way, she and Frances would stop to pick the wildflowers they both loved Gertrude s favorite flower was the violet.Her family was a very musical one They were able to have a family orchestra, and Gertrude enjoyed playing the cello Her father had brought her one from New York a cello, a bow, a case and an instruction book All together, he paid 14 Later, as an adult, she began playing the pipe organ and sometimes substituted for the church organist Due to ill health, Ms Warner never finished high school She left in the middle of her second year and studied with a tutor Then, in 1918, when teachers were called to serve in World War I, the school board asked her to teach first grade She had forty children in the morning and forty in the afternoon Ms Warner wrote, I was asked or begged to take this job because I taught Sunday School But believe me, day school is nothing like Sunday School, and I sure learned by doing I taught in that same room for 32 years, retiring at 60 to have time to write Eventually, Ms Warner attended Yale, where she took several teacher training courses Once when she was sick and had to stay home from teaching, she thought up the story about the Boxcar Children It was inspired by her childhood dreams As a child, she had spent hours watching the trains go by near her family s home Sometimes she could look through the window of a caboose and see a small stove, a little table, cracked cups with no saucers, and a tin coffee pot boiling away on the stove The sight had fascinated her and made her dream about how much fun it would be to live and keep house in a boxcar or caboose She read the story to her classes and rewrote it many times so the words were easy to understand Some of her pupils spoke other languages at home and were just learning English THE BOXCAR CHILDREN gave them a fun story that was easy to read Ms Warner once wrote for her fans, Perhaps you know that the original BOXCAR CHILDREN raised a storm of protest from librarians who thought the children were having too good a time without any parental control That is exactly why children like it Most of my own childhood exploits, such as living in a freight car, received very little cooperation from my parents Though the story of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN went through some changes after it was first written, the version that we are familiar with today was originally published in 1942 by Scott Foresman Today, Albert Whitman Company publishes this first classic story as well as the next eighteen Alden children adventures that were written by Ms Warner.Gertrude Chandler Warner died in 1979 at the age of 89 after a full life as a teacher, author, and volunteer for the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations After her death, Albert Whitman Company continued to receive mail from children across the country asking for adventures about Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden In 1991, Albert Whitman added to THE BOXCAR CHILDREN MYSTERIES so that today s children can enjoy many adventures about this independent and caring group of children.

229 Reply to “The Mystery of the Singing Ghost”

  1. The boxcar children are going to see Joe and Alice new house.It was a dusty and old looking house and one day the children heard singing in the house is someone their our is it hunted.Can they solve the Mystery

  2. I read this one as part of a Halloween special set of three Boxcar Children books It s a pretty good book I would give it 3.7 stars.

  3. They solved the mystery by hiding behind the fence of their neighbors and it is just a tape of a girl singing a sweet song and the dress is owned by Celia Roth The Alden children thinks that Celia died because someone was saying to them that the house is haunted but he just want to buy the house and the Aldens was the first one who want to buy this house.

  4. This book reminds me of why I fell in love with The Boxcar Children as a child They were my first introduction to mysteries, which remain my favorites as an adult This book is short, sweet, and classic Gertrude Chandler Warner gold.

  5. This one scared me a little I would be just as worried as Benny and Violet if I heard the house was haunted But, it was still good I actually thought that the lady did dissaper until they found the note It was just too good for me to turn down.

  6. The Alden s cousins are buying a house close to where they live with their grandfather The place has been abandoned for years and there is a mystery The kids clean up the house and solve the mysteries.

  7. The kids get to solve 2 mysteries while adults try to scare the kids have you not heard of the kids, I mean seriously, they say every time that the are good at solving mysteries and you what, like want to test them morons.

  8. One of my favorite childhood series I read over a hundred of them The first 50 or so were in order after that I read whatever book I could get my hands on

  9. We have read a few of the Boxcar Children mysteries, and this is one of the better ones The suspense is just right for a little kid A tiny bit scary, but not too scary.

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