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Benny Uncovers A Mystery (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Boxcar Children (Pb)) School & Library Binding – March 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Boxcar Children (Pb) (Book 19)
  • School & Library Binding: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0833558420
  • ISBN-13: 978-0833558428
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,529,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Benny figures out some puzzling events in a department store. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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.

More About the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of The Boxcar Children Mysteries.

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My daughter loves to read them.
DurhamMom
If you’d like to find out for yourself, please read the book.
Zapkode Marie
The adventures are captivating and he can't put them down!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anna M. Ligtenberg VINE VOICE on March 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN 0590426834 - In general, the Boxcar Children series has one flaw - although I don't think I've ever read the kids' ages mentioned, there are clues to them in things like the fact that they get jobs, and that Henry is going to college in the fall. They all, however, tend to speak like very young children, which I find a little patronizing to the reader.

Benny doesn't like having nothing to do. When he finds himself bored, he seeks out activities and late one summer, the activity he chooses is work. Not mowing lawns, but a real job. He finds jobs for himself and Henry at Furman's, the department store. And at Furman's, he finds a mystery. Who is behind the odd happenings at the store? Jewelry mysteriously appears, employees receive anonymous notes about their job performance and there's a strange woman who shops at the store daily whose shopping habits annoy employees and arouse suspicion. Can Benny work it out before school starts and his summer job is over?

These books are supposed to be for the 8-12 age range, but I think they're more suited to either the die-hard young mystery fan or the younger part of that age group.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Coliwobbles on November 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
I think this book is about four children who want jobs and they find one. The two boys went to their job and found a mystery about somebody stealing jewelry. My favorite part was when they uncovered the mystery. I think kids 7 and up should read this book.
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We have about 30 of these books. My daughter loves to read them. We also buy the audiobooks as well. She loves both reading and listening to the stories.
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By Zapkode Marie on January 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover
{my thoughts} – This book is based mostly on two boys named Benny and Henry Alden. It starts our with them and their sisters sitting on the grass flipping through the newspaper trying to find a job for the summer. Benny finds a job he is interested and calls only to find out that the job has already been taken. A short while later he and Henry head into town to see if they can get a job at one of the local stores. They visit a few different places and are continually told no, finally they go to Furman’s Department Store and land themselves a job. Henry becomes a salesperson and Benny a delivery boy.

While they are working there they come into contact with an unusual character named Miss Douglas. She is always hassling the store personnel. She doesn’t do it in a bad way but because she is always trying to get help with her purchases. She orders many things that are the same but different brands and has many deliveries out to her house. One day a bunch of letters show up in the mail on blue paper and written in fancy handwriting. Benny is determined to figure out who had written them. Then there is also the case of a box of lockets that showed up out of no wheres and also a missing customer package. All of these mysteries take place within the short little book.

This book helps to show children that when you have a real job you won’t always get along with those you work with and those you have to serve. Isn’t that the truth. You always have one or two co-workers that like to make things rougher then they need to be and you always have a customer or more each day that can be trying on your nerves, the best thing to do is just be nice and stay calm, that way you still have a job to go back to.
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By Ann Johnson on November 30, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I like the Boxcar Children and always have. This completed my current collection of the original 19 written by Ms Warner. These are great to introduce children to reading, not too long and compelling enough to hold their interest. Who knows they may voluntarily read another book!
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