The Aldens are off on another adventure---this time to visit some of Grandfather's friends in the southern town of Elbow Bend. Visiting an old town, the kids start to wonder if there's any ghosts lingering around---when they witness a ghost dog! But the Boxcar Children know that there's no such thing as ghosts so this must be a prank of some kind. . . but who is doing this and why? #81 in the series.
The Aldens are visiting Grandfather's good friend, Mrs. Wade, in a small town called Elbow Bend. According to Mrs. Wade's granddaughter, the town has many ghost tales and there is a favorite tale concerning a dog.
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.