The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse: The Greenfield Museum is holding a special exhibit all about ancient Egypt, and the main attraction is a 4,000-year-old mummy! But ever since the mummy arrived, nothings gone right for the museum or its workers. Could the spooky sarcophagus be behind all the bad luck? The Mystery of the Star Ruby: The Boxcar Children have entered the Ruby Hollow Gem Mines annual gem-hunting competition. With a little instruction and the right gear, the Aldens have everything they need to become real rock hounds! They have a natural talent for rock-finding, and its not long before Jessie makes a fabulous find. But before she can enter her ruby in the competition, it disappears! Could there be a thief at the mine? The Stuffed Bear Mystery: When the Aldens visit Peggy and Doc Firmins farm, theyre in for a teddy treat: a behind-the-scenes look at a real teddy bear workshop! But a very rare and valuable bear has disappeared from the toy hospital. Now its up to the children to track down the teddy thief!
The Boxcar Children Series was created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, when she realized that there were few, if any, books for children that were both easy and fun to read. She drew on her own experiences in writing the mysteries. As a child, she had spent hours watching trains near her home, and often dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or freight car. In each story, she chose a special setting and introduced unpredictable, unusual or eccentric characters, to help highlight the Aldens independence and resourcefulness. Miss Warner lived in Putnam, Massachusetts until her death in 1979.
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