The Yellow House Mystery

The Yellow House Mystery The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny

The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.

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The Yellow House Mystery

  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.

296 Reply to “The Yellow House Mystery”

  1. How do they just keep picking up strays in every book Introducing and characters Also that mans house is going to run out of room to keep housing everyone Going from living alone to suddenly having 8 roommates and a dog No thank you.


  2. I want to start a new series and call it Boxcar Therapy where the Boxcar children are in their 30s and Violet confronts her crippling anxiety, Henry deals with his bisexual tendencies, Benny is married and expects his wife to treat him like his family did and they re in therapy cause he s a spoiled little jerk, and Jessie deals with the depression she s carrying from always having to be the responsible one.I can see them sitting on the couch, Violet with a cigarette in her hand, blowing out the [...]


  3. The Yellow House Mystery is about how the Boxcar Children find out how a man named Bill Macgregor vanishes in the summer They find a note that says to go to Bare Trail to find THE MONEY as the book said They go to Bare Trail and they find a man who lives in the woods He is called Dave Hunter They have to find THE MONEY and Bill Maybe Dave Hunter is Bill Macgregor You have to read the book to find out what happens.




  4. Meh, or as Benny said so often in this book, Ho hum Though he misused what in my experience has always been an indicator of boredom It was okay, but odd.1 I don t know too many six year old boys who can t wait for a wedding, unless it s for the cake Particularly Benny, particularly in the 1950s They would see it as torture, having to bathe and dress up and be on best behaviour.2 How many newlyweds rush off to spend two weeks in a barn Particularly a barn whose only sleeping arrangements are pile [...]


  5. The Yellow House Mystery is the first book in the Boxcar Mystery series to have a real mystery and is one my favorites Readers will enjoy this fun quick read with a wonderful canoeing camping adventure mixed in with the mystery It is a great introduction to the mystery genre for young readers.


  6. What the eff, Bill Bill is possibly one of the dumbest characters ever to have been written and let me tell you why.1 He lends his sketchy brother his boss s money without any explanation about what will be done with it Then he fails to make clear arrangements for how he will get the money back, so when his brother dies unexpectedly, he doesn t know where to find the money.2 In an attempt to get the money from Bill, the sketchy brother s equally sketchy friends tell him that his wife has died in [...]


  7. I reread this book as an adult and I can see what my friend was saying about classism in the books There definitely is some sense that non wealthy people don t count in Ms Warner s world But the world is fun and the struggles and independence of the kids feel believable There is some sexual division of labor, but it reads like Ms Warner was a feminist for her time period she believed that girls could do just as much and contribute just as much as boys, even if she acknowledged they were physical [...]


  8. The Boxcar Children are trying to solve a 40 year old mystery that takes them from Surprise Island all the way up to Maine on a rugged and amazing camping trip.I really enjoyed reading this book I loved the descriptions of camping And thought that the book as a whole came to a really satisfying conclusion Great series




  9. The boys really enjoyed this mystery and couldn t wait to find out what happened next Me I think I m done reading Boxcar Children books


  10. While revisiting the yellow house on surprise island the Alden kids learn of the mystery of their housekeepers long lost husband Following his 40 year old trail, they end up in the woods They have a loot off fun camping out A strange nomads lives deep in the woods and they happen upon his home Hearing about his story, they figure out that he might be the long lost Bill Bill had taken money from Mr Alden and misplaced it and had been to ashamed to go back without it The Alden kids help find the m [...]


  11. This is only the second book in the series that I have read but I do dare say that the series may be less appealing to today s young readers The settings of the mysteries are fine and maybe the sole reason children would read these books The writing is easy but dull Every second of the adventure is recorded, leaving the reader to wonder is it all important I think that there are better stories in the market which present engaging stories with better writing.


  12. The Yellow House Mystery is the first book in the Boxcar Mystery series to have a real mystery and is one my favorites Readers will enjoy this fun quick read with a wonderful canoeing camping adventure mixed in with the mystery It is a great introduction to the mystery genre for young readers.Recommended for grades 2 4 Lexile level 440Reviewed by Christine Hwang, Youth and School Services, Vernon Area Public Library


  13. I m not very excitable and this book is vary fun and exciting to me no doubt about that I chouse this rating because I love it nd it makes me very excited about reading and I hope to read all of the bopks


  14. Enjoyed this one than Surprise Island A bit far fetched with the mystery solving and the end is super predictable, but still enjoyable The Bear Trail journey was on par with the adventure in the original Boxcar Children book, which I appreciate.


  15. I read this book as a child and now am reading it with my kids The ever optimistic Alden children are at it again It s amazing what a kind word and selfless action can do What is the mystery of the mystery ranch


  16. Another charming book in this quaint series It is a fun little mystery and also has some interesting bits about canoeing and camping I enjoy reading the books in this series because they remind me of books I read in school when I had just learned to read well.


  17. Installment 3 and still interesting Such a quaint group of children very neat characters and intertwining stories Such simplistic mysteries involved however very cozy quick reading The Boxcar Children series is fantastic





  18. A fun and creative book about four siblings on an adventure with their married cousin The reader learns about canoe trips, camping, fly fishing, and working together to reach a goal.


  19. I don t know why I love the boxcar children, but I will always have a little nostalgic place in my heart for these Max and Lucy seemed to like it


  20. I liked that this was a mystery and a journey but it could ve had a little suspense And we yet again added another person to the alden family lol.


  21. Really liked this book, even though Benny was kind of a little brat I did still like his character I do wish Violet played of a part in the books, but I am only on number 3.



  22. The boxcar children is about four children who found yellow house there they found clue of the yellow house adventure.The camping adventure mixed in with the mystery.


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