The Amusement Park Mystery

  • Title: The Amusement Park Mystery
  • Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • ISBN: 9780807503195
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unlimited The Amusement Park Mystery - by Gertrude Chandler Warner - The Amusement Park Mystery, The Amusement Park Mystery The Alden s investigation involves antique wooden horses on a merry go round near Cousin Joe s
    Unlimited The Amusement Park Mystery - by Gertrude Chandler Warner - The Amusement Park Mystery, The Amusement Park Mystery The Alden s investigation involves antique wooden horses on a merry go round near Cousin Joe s

    • Unlimited The Amusement Park Mystery - by Gertrude Chandler Warner
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    The Amusement Park Mystery

    About Gertrude Chandler Warner


    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.


    626 Comments


    1. Warner, Gertrude C PB

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    2. A good series for the young reader.

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    3. The Car Children is a story written by Gertrude Chandler Warner about 4 orphans Henry Jessie Benny Violet.They knew they have a grandpa but they don t like him ,because their grandpa didn t visit them before, so this children make a home in shabby boxcar Even they are very poor but they still are very happy everyday.They shelter stray dogs, race in the forest, look for treasure.Finally they find their grandpa, he is a kind and young man and also very love them, then they have happiness life with [...]

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    4. my favorite character was Benny cause he loves to eat like me nothing surprised me i would not change the ending

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    5. I registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 14449092

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    6. The Amusement Park Mystery Gertrude Chandler WarnerThe Boxcar Children visit their cousin Joe and his wife Alice, who live in Pine Grove near an amusement park They love the horses at the Merry Go Round, but when they discover some of the horses are damaged, they start to suspect something funny is going on.This book is exciting when the boxcar children are on a Ferris wheel and the lady who stole the horses wont let the off Also this book is fascinating when the boxcar children get to live in t [...]

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    7. This title is a little duller than the other titles but it is still a great read The children go to the amusement park multiple times and that is a little monotonousness reading but there is still a mystery and bad guys to thwart.That gets done in typical Alden Boxcar Children style They suspect many and eventually pin it down to the guilty party and, of course, Benny gets to eat a lot especially pink cotton candy These titles are still a good choice as gifts for young children because you never [...]

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    8. I would say my son and I marginally enjoyed this one It took quite awhile to get to the actual mystery portion of the book and by then we were both losing interest The setting was the only thing that kept us going my son enjoyed reading about the rides at the park It was very obvious who the perpetrator was, and they pretty much gave themselves up at the end, even though it wasn t necessary It was a case of you kids keep pestering us, so I guess we ll confess and turn ourselves in It was a fun v [...]

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    9. I dismissed these Boxcar Children mysteries as hokey and therefore did not buy them, but then the kindle had some for a VERY low price so I could not resist And really it is not bad all Yes, it is hokey, but it also a nice little mystery for little kids It involves trying to figure out what happened to the carousel horses We learned two new words calliope and dappled.

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    10. Sure, this book was as good as the other boxcar children books I have read It is full of exciting wonders and many parts that make me as scared as Benny when reading the fun amusement things, I feel envy and wish I were actually at a amusment park too It was really hard not to think that though.

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    11. Awesome bookThIs book Kept on my toes I really enjoyed it the only problem is it is kinda sad when the beautiful horses get stolen

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    12. Just trying to review this series.

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    13. It s fun to read another Boxcar Children book I haven t read one in a long time I really liked the setting an amusement park It made it really fun to read.

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    14. Read aloud to class during Mystery Unit.

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    15. Very good book, I finished it practically in one sitting.

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    16. 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

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    17. My kids loved it They love all the boxcar children books.

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    18. interesting mystery but a bit childish i would rather recommend this book for 10 year olds

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    19. A nice fun mystery with siblings I love carousels

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