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- #40: The Canoe Trip Mystery: When the Boxcar Children decide to go on a canoe trip with Aunt Jane, a woman named Angela tries to scare them off with stories about wolves and bad weather. But the children go anyway, and find a mystery involving a riddle and a stolen coin collection.
- #41: The Mystery of the Hidden Beach: The Aldens and their new cousin, Soo Lee, spend a week at Camp Coral in Key West, Florida. On a small island nearby, the children find that someone has destroyed a coral bed. Who would have done such a terrible---and illegal---thing? The Boxcar Children set out to find the culprit.
- #42: The Mystery of the Missing Cat: When the children hear that Mr. Wood's cat, Spotzie, is missing, they immediately help out by putting up Lost Cat posters and going door-to-door with a photograph of the cat. The more they search, the more mysterious the situation becomes!
|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 2014
Series: Boxcar Children
The Mystery of the Hidden Beach: The children are attending Camp Coral, where they learn about the ocean and all the things in it coral, fish, dolphins, and other sea creatures. They find a beautiful hidden beach, but then learn that it holds a terrible secret. Once again, the Boxcar Children must come to the rescue!
The Mystery of the Missing Cat: When the Aldens hear that Mr. Woods cat, Spotzie, is missing, they immediately help out by putting up LOST CAT posters and going door-to-door with a photograph of the cat. But along the way they meet some strange characters, receive frightening phone calls, and even find a cat that looks just like Spotzie but is it? It seems that the more they search, the more mysterious the mystery becomes!
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.