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Title:
The mystery in Washington, D.C.
Author:
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, 1994.
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
The Alden children suspect that the other guests are somehow involved when things begin to disappear at the bed and breakfast where they are staying in Washington, D.C.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
590 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 2.0 9278.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.6 5 Quiz: 08177 Guided reading level: O.
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ISBN:
9780807554098

9780807554104
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Book

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The Boxcar Children take a trip to Washington, D.C, and visit the Capitol Building and the Air and Space Museum. But when things start disappearing from their hotel, and they realize they are being followed, the children know there's a mystery.


Author Notes

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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