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Title:
The hockey mystery
Author:
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Publication Information:
Carol Stream, IL : Oasis Audio, 2002.
Physical Description:
2 audio discs (100 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When a professional hockey player comes to Greenfield with plans to build an ice skating rink, the Alden children suspect that someone in town wants to stop the project.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact discs.

Includes the boxcar theme song "On the Case" by Little Man Music.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781589261273
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

Summary

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden once lived in a boxcar, but now live with their grandfather in Greenfield. They've become friends with Kevin Reynolds, their favorite hockey star. He wants to build an ice rink in Greenfield, and begin a girls' hockey team. But now, equipment is missing, and someone is trying to ruin plans for the rink. The Boxcar Children must help their new friend solve this mystery!


Author Notes

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut on April 16, 1890. Due to her poor health, she never finished high school and studied with a tutor. During World War I, a shortage of teachers prompted the local school board to hire her to teach first grade, a position she held for over 30 years. She wrote the first Boxcar book in 1924, while home recuperating from an illness, but the version most people are familiar with was originally published in 1942. The Alden children became so popular that she wrote 19 adventures about them including Surprise Island, Mystery Ranch, and Snowbound Mystery. She died at age 89 August 29, 1979, but the Boxcar Children are still being written about by a team of writers faithful to her vision.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar children-Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny-once again find themselves right in the middle of a mystery (Whitman, pap. 2001). While skating at the local ice rink, the children are surprised to meet retired hockey star Kevin Reynolds who has just moved to Greenfield and plans to create a girls hockey team, the Polar Bears, and build a new ice rink. When Kevin sees how well Jessie, a figure skater, skates, he invites her to join the Polar Bears and Henry to be an assistant coach. At their very first practice though, mysterious things begin to happen. First the orange cones to be used by the team during practice go missing, then ink is spilled all over the plans for the new skating rink, and Jessie's figure skates are stolen. The list of their suspects quickly grows to include Kevin's daughter Kathy, a team player's mother, and the figure skating coach. Narrator Aimee Lilly captures the mysterious moments, the thrill of a hockey game, and quiet family times by giving the characters individual personalities with subtle voice changes. The reading is well paced so that listeners can read along with the book. A welcome addition to elementary grade collections.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Someone is trying to sabotage the new skating rink!Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennie Alden once lived in a boxcar, but now live with their grandfather in Greenfield. They've become friends with Kevin Reynolds, their favorite hockey star. He wants to build an ice rink in Greenfield, and begin a girls' hockey team, with Jessie skating and Henry helping coach the team. But now, equipment is missing, and someone is trying to ruin plans for the rink. The Boxcar Children must help their new friend solve this mystery! Excerpted from The Boxcar Children: The Hockey Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.