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The Box That Watch Found (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) Paperback – January 1, 2007
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Watch's box is a treasure box and part of a treasure hunting game.
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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 the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.
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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.
The thing that puzzles me about this book, is that the author listed could not possibly have actually written this book. The reason is simple. According to the author bio, Miss Warner died in 1979, and geocaching didn't come along until much later (roughly 2000.) I'm sure that's why Miss Warner is listed on the title page as "Created by.." It would be nice to know, however, who the real writer of the book is.
√ In summary, THE BOX THAT WATCH FOUND is a fun, quick read that captures the fun and adventure of the geocaching hobby. It's also an excellent introduction to the hobby, and shows the great fun it is to be outdoors looking for hidden treasure.
>> Parents take note: Here's a way to get your kids off the internet and exploring the outdoors!
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