Mystery Ranch

Mystery Ranch Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch The Aldens overturn a plot against her

Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch The Aldens overturn a plot against her.

  • Mystery Ranch Best Read || [Gertrude Chandler Warner]
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Mystery Ranch

  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.

777 Reply to “Mystery Ranch”

  1. This book starts out with a bang, naturally, as Grandfather comes in and slams the door And then slams another door And he only said hello, to Benny, instead of his normal, long suffering pandering That s how Benny knows something is wrong He immediately goes to Jessie and Violet with this distressing news, but they don t know what to do, presumably because they re girls and this is a man s problem, so they shout for Henry, who girds his loins and leads the troops down to barge through the secon [...]

  2. This started out vastly different from the others I ve read Very old fashioned sounding, with Henry calling his younger brother Benny old fellow and saying oh dear Kids simply don t talk like that, unless they did in the mid 1900s, idk.Maybe kids were allowed free reign back then, but in this series every time the kids go off alone, or try to handle something a kid shouldn t, I m just shocked.The grandfather actually let the two girls go off alone on a train, to take care of his sister Their br [...]

  3. The Boxcar Children is one of the first books I remember reading all by my self as a child in the 80 s I loved the Alden s, that much I remember, but I do not remember the stories Because of that, I decided to re read at least a few Boxcar Children books.When I went to the library I was amazed at how many episodes there are There are well over 100 I always thought they went to about 20 or 30 I tried to find some of the first books so I grabbed what I thought was number 3 and 4 What I got was Spe [...]

  4. Really Uranium The title of this book should be changed to Aunt Jane s Mystery Illness, because she obviously has radiation poisoning.What a lovely uranium fireplace you have, Aunt Jane The light really accentuates the third arm growing out of your head

  5. Nunca antes hab a escuchado de esta autora y menos a n de sus libros, pese a que al parecer es muy conocida.Debo admitir que no sab a que ste es el cuarto de una serie de 15 libros, pero la historia no fue dif cil de entender, porque la autora pinta el contexto de una forma tan amena y divertida, que me fue f cil engancharme con la historia.Si bien es un libro para ni os creo que cualquier adulto puede disfrutarlo.La historia est llena de aventuras y un poco de misterio Los personajes son bastan [...]

  6. The plot in this title may not shine as bright as the others but it does still have a good takeaway , RESPECT Pure and simple An old bitter lady who does nothing but disrespect her caretakers is changed through the respect given to her by the children.A rift between brother and sister that has lasted decades is repaired through respect This is a good title to use when looking to teach young children about respecting others, even when faced with harsh words and bad attitude from people.

  7. i will never pick up one of these books again in my life when i was in elementary my brain almost blasted listening to my teacher read these books Never read these books to your children i am so serious i promise you they will be bored out of there lives

  8. Yaaaawn Form a parent perspective, this was the most boring of the Boxcar Children series yet No suspenseful details, no mini mystery, no tension The kids seemed to like it, but what do they know

  9. The 4th installment in The Boxcar Children series More mystery as the family connections grow for the Alden children Their lives seem like they are plucked straight out of Mayberry themselves Everyone is chipper, respectful, and breathtaking It is refreshing to read such a touching series I know I read many of these in my younger days but re reading them has been a delight giving me such a sweet glimpse of my past I am so glad that I am a book nerd

  10. The mystery journey continues This time, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny visit a ranch to take care of their aunt But, not everything on the ranch is as it seems Another fun filled adventure mystery in the Boxcar Children Series that you won t want to miss.Recommended for grades 2 4 Lexile level 440Reviewed by Christine Hwang, Youth and School Services, Vernon Area Public Library

  11. I think it was really good I liked the ranch because that is where Aunt Jane lived Aunt Jane was sick I liked her character go from being cross to loving.

  12. This book seems dated than the last two in the series did There isn t really a mystery in this book but it s still a charming story.

  13. Feel good book without a lot of substance, I felt Had a good heart, helping others, so that s a good thing, but the cloying sweetness is getting a bit thick The children liked it.

  14. WHY ARE THE KIDS ALWAYS SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER They are the most aggressive passive aggressive kids I ve ever come across.

  15. UmmmThe Boxcar children inherit a uranium ranch I m not sure I can support this sort of mining But, the bug likes it, so we ll keep going with the series

  16. What a fun, quick book to read The innocence of yesteryears is what I crave and find with Gertrude Warner s writing I recommend this book to everyone ages 9.

  17. This was just OK there was very little mystery and, really, very little happened in this short book Not nearly as good as the earlier books in the series.

  18. Warning This review contains spoilers I love how each book takes the children to a new and interesting location This time, it s an old family ranch out west What fun This book starts out in a pretty amusing way The children all freak out because Grandfather banged the door, and all he said was Hello Oh, my Violet even turns white with concern Hahahahaha What propriety in this family So in this book, the adventure starts when the children meet their Aunt Jane Grandfather s sister , and we finally [...]

  19. The mystery journey continues This time, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny visit a ranch to take care of their aunt But, not everything on the ranch is as it seems Another fun filled adventure mystery in the Boxcar Children Series that you won t want to miss.

  20. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden wanted to know why their grandfather was sad He learned that his sister was living on their family ranch, lonely He heard this from her neighbor who takes care of her The children agreed to visit the ranch to cheer her up The children learned that the grandfather and their aunt had not spoken for many years because their grandfather wanted to see the ranch and she didn t So she remained on the ranch They also learned that some men were searching the land an [...]

  21. Reason for Reading This is part of my Random Bookshelf Reading project I m also working on re reading this series and collecting the first 19.This book takes a small turn from the formula of the first three First the boxcar is not mentioned at all, not even in reminiscences of the past, and the children do not this time go off on their own and make do in the wilderness First we see cousin Joe and Alice sent off to Europe for summer vacation on the first page This allows the introduction of yet a [...]

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