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Title:
The mystery of the grinning gargoyle
Author:
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, c2014.
Physical Description:
114 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
When the Aldens visit a university campus, they must solve a mystery involving an old library whose stone gargoyles seem to move on their own.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807508923

9780807508930
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Aldens visit Goldwin University, where Grandfather attended college. The old library is about to be torn down. But legend says the stone gargoyles guarding the roof of the old building will do anything to protect itâeven fly. When the creatures begin appearing outside the windows, people are terrified. But the Boxcar Children think there is another reason the gargoyles are turning up in places they shouldn't. And they're determined to figure it out.


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)