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The Box That Watch Found (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #113) Paperback – January 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Series: Boxcar Children (Book 113)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080755569X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807555699
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #947,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Watch's box is a treasure box and part of a treasure hunting game.

About the Author

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 its success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.


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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 31, 2011
Format: Paperback
In THE BOX THAT WATCH FOUND, the Boxcar Children (Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden) are out in the park when their dog, Watch discovers a mysterious box. The box turns out to be a geocache and with some guidance from a couple of local geocachers, the Alden kids start the sport themselves and join the local geocache club. However, upon joining they learn that several of the geocaches in the area are disappearing. There appears to be a thief in the area, and who the thief is or what the thief wants are the latest mysteries the Boxcar Children will attempt to solve.

I have a family member who has read almost all of the books in the Boxcar Children series. When I began geocaching last year, that person recommended I should read THE BOX THAT WATCH FOUND. The actual plot of the story is somewhat thin, but the book does serve as a great way to introduce kids to geocaching. Recommended for those who enjoy the Boxcar Children, anyone who is interested in geocaching, or for kids who might be interested in geocaching.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Mom on November 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
I've read several of the original Boxcar Children books to my class. This contemporary volume deals with the hobby of Geocaching. I found it to be a relatively accurate description of geocaching while in the form of a mystery. While not great literature, it kept my students interested. If you're looking for a children's fiction book involving geocaching, this one works. I'd recommend it for grades 1-4.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ohioan on April 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting way for children to learn about geocaching: it may even make them want to go out and geocache with their parents and friends. Although I do recommend this story, I found myself wanting more pizzaz in the way it was told.
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Format: Kindle Edition
"Maybe it means there's money hidden in there!"

That was Benny's hope when the his dog, Watch, found the strange box hidden in the woods. Watch was VERY interested in the strange object, which was labeled, "OFFICIAL GEOCACHE." The whole gang of Boxcar kids wondered what in the world they had found. After opening up the metal box, they didn't find money, but there was some pretty odd stuff inside. They had no idea what it all meant, but a kindly man nearby explained that they had stumbled on a geocache. He explained how to get started with geocaching and how to go about finding nearby geocaches.

Well, the Boxcar Children begin looking into the hobby on Geocaching.com, and they catch on. In fact, they are so enthusiastic that they form the "Greenfield Geocachers Club." (For older readers, this might sound a bit like the old "Square and Fair Club" that had a clubhouse on the bank of a river.) The kids explain to the grandparents what geocaching is all about, soon grandpa is taking them to Ground Zero, or "GZ," to continue their adventures. They learn to use a GPS device to find the right location. The kids also explore the world of "Travel Bugs," which are little trinkets that travel from place to place, and are stored in the geocache container.

Well, as the Boxcar Children search for geocaches, they make a startling disovery: A bunch of caches are missing! How can that be--Did the containers get muggled? (that means stolen by people not playing the game.) So begins their investigation and adventures that takes them to different geocaches--many of which are gone! They put their heads together and try to figure out why there are so many missing caches.
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My 72 year old husband enjoyed the return of his favorite childhood characters and can't wait to share with our 9 year old grandson!
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By Lightfoot1 on January 31, 2014
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The Boxcar Children series are the best children's books on the market. They portray many wonderful family experiences and mysteries that the children have fun solving.
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