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Title:
The fortune cookie mystery
Author:
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Publication Information:
Carol Stream, IL : Oasis Audio, 2003.
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Read by Aimee Lilly.

Unabridged.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781589262874

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Summary

Summary

In this unabridged series, you will meet Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden, who once lived in a boxcar, but now live with their grandfather in Greenfield. Their many adventures always land them in the middle of mystery and intrigue


Summary

Benny's favorite part of eating Chinese food is reading his fortune cookie. When him and his family go to a local Chinese restaurant, Benny tears open his cookie only to find a hand-written riddle inside. One cookie leads to another, and soon the whole family is ensconced in a 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)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children series are serviceable mysteries for beginning chapter book readers who require limited vocabulary and short sentences. This predictable episode opens in a bookstore run by friends of the Boxcar children, Martin and Dottie. A customer lingers in the store, attempting to buy books by a popular mystery writer whose disappearance has never been explained. When this causes mild-mannered Martin to become angry and order the man from the store, the four children are alerted that something is going on. At a Chinese restaurant, the Alden children open fortune cookies with handwritten riddle clues inside, which eventually lead them to suspect that Martin is trying to get full control of the bookstore and cheat Dottie out of her share. In the end, there are several revelations that will surprise only the most credulous readers. Narrator Aimee Lilly has a pleasant voice and tries to distinguish the various characters. However, Henry and Benny's voices have an unpleasant, grating tone. Libraries with a high demand for the Boxcar Children series might consider this audiobook, but youngsters looking for an exciting audio mystery will need to look elsewhere.-Kathy Mortensen, Adams Elementary School, Midland, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Who is leaving the mysterious cookie clues, and why? When the Aldens go to dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, Benny can't wait for his favorite part of the mealdessert. He loves breaking open the fortune cookies and reading the messages inside. This time instead of a fortune, he finds a handwritten riddle! One cookie leads to another and the Aldens soon realize they've bitten into another mystery. Who is leaving the Aldens the mysterious cookie clues, and why? Excerpted from The Boxcar Children: The Mystery in the Fortune Cookie 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.