When the Boxcar Children uncover a strange puzzle in a friends backyard, its just the beginning of the "spy game" a search for clues leading to gold! The children must make sense of a mysterious old photo and a riddle. But soon the children begin to suspect that theres a mystery inside the mystery. Just who is behind the spy game, anyway?
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.