It’s a big week at Cogwheel Stadium — the Clayton Cogs are playing for the pennant! But the other team’s batters seem to know the pitches too well, and it’s clear someone in the stadium is stealing the Cogs pitcher’s signals. Now the Boxcar Children must find out who is spying for the other team!
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.