The Fallen Treasure Mystery (Boxcar Children Series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner

mysteryofthefallentreasureGenre: Children’s Book
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: September 2013

The Boxcar Children have returned and they are ready to capture the imagination of their young (and not so young!) fans all over again. This time, the Alden siblings are headed to Oregon where they will meet some SAR (search and rescue) teams. Much to their excitement they discover that their beloved Watch, has the skills necessary to become a rescue dog. The children eagerly begin his training, and it isn’t long before Watch puts his newly acquired knowledge into action by discovering a backpack filled with valuable jewelry.

As Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny work to find the jewelry’s rightful owner, they’ll discover that not everything (or everyone) is what it appears. A missing necklace, an angry jewelry crafter, and a missing pilot are only a few of the things they’ll encounter along the way.

In The Fallen Treasure Mystery, readers learn about the important, and often lifesaving, work SAR teams accomplish. Those with dogs at home will probably want to head right out and try training their own pets. I know I was tempted.

Many years have passed since the day I cracked open the spine to that first Boxcar Children mystery, but the anticipation and excitement still remains. Although I may view the stories through different eyes now, my appreciation for them has only grown. With young readers constantly bombarded with questionable books, I love a series that holds fast to good morals and valuable life lessons.

I definitely recommend this book not only to fans of the series, but also any young readers who enjoy piecing together clues and uncovering a mystery. Parents can comfortably leave their children in the hands of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny.

Review copy provided by Openroad media. Thanks!

**Originally posted on Radiant Lit.


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