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The boxcar children are excited to hear the orchestra play, to meet the musicians, and to learn how to make their own instruments. But the orchestra's old music disappears.
Benny is determined to find the ghost that haunts Seymour Curtis' apple orchard, but a more earthly crime becomes important.
When the Boxcar Children visit Grandfather's college roommate, Edward, they discover that the world's most famous magician once performed there and wonder - -could Edward's house be haunted by the ghost of Harry Houdini?
The Aldens are helping the owner of a local restaurant grow delicious food in a garden. They work hard to water and weed and take care of the fruits and vegetables that are growing. But soon the children notice the strangest thing--the plants are moving. The tomato plants aren't in the same spot they were planted in! How could that be happening? Then, when fruits and vegetables start to vanish from the garden, it's clear that a brand new mystery is sprouting for the Boxcar Children.
When grandfather and the children vacation off the coast of North Carolina, an old fisherman tells them of the island's ghost horse. That very night Benny sees a mysterious stallion galloping down the beach. Could it be the horse who is thieving from the cottages, or is there someone wandering the misty dunes at night?
The Aldens become involved in a community theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," which is systematically and mysteriously being sabotaged.
A figure skating troupe comes to town--and a blizzard, too! Not long afterward a house nearby is burglarized, and the evidence seems to point to the skaters. Once again, the Boxcar Children find themselves investigating a mystery.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they're going on a train trip across the country with their Aunt Jane! The Boxcar Children love exploring the train, watching the beautiful scenery from the observation car, and eating in the dining car. But the train ride gets really interesting when they meet a young woman who has had something very valuable stolen from her. Can the Aldens solve the mystery before the train pulls into the last stop?
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are spending the summer out west on their Aunt Jane's ranch. Aunt Jane, their grandfather's sister, is a very unhappy woman who hasn't spoken to her brother in years. The Boxcar Children try to help her, but it isn't until the end of the summer that they learn Aunt Jane's secret-and make a surprising discovery about Mystery Ranch.
The children are at Niagara Falls, helping a friend who owns a curiosity shop. Someone is passing out ads saying that the shop is closed, and a valuable guest book disappears.
The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's friend, Kay, fix up her run-down motel. But they soon learn that someone is trying to make sure it stays out of business ... forever. Picture descriptions added and other repairs made.
At an astronomy conference, the Aldens meet Mark who has made an important discovery. Then someone steals Mark's papers.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they are going to visit Florida. The Aldens travel to Everglades National Park to help find one of Grandfather's friends. Andrew Beldon, a park ranger, has been missing for several days. Yet, everyone the Aldens question seems angry and secretive instead of worried. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are determined to solve this mystery, even if it means following Andrew's trail deep into the spooky Everglades.
The Boxcar Children become embroiled in a mess when they volunteer to help out the new manager of Pretty Bird Pet Shop. A valuable monkey escapes and all the animals get loose. The manager blames the Aldens, so the children investigate to find the real culprit.
When the Alden children spend a week visiting at Pilgrim Village, they uncover the mystery behind the unusual happenings at the historic site.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they're helping out at a pizzeria. The pizzeria is run by their old friends, the Piccolos, who've been having lots of troubles keeping their business going. Working at the little restaurant is lots of fun, but the children wonder...is someone deliberately trying to shut down Piccolos' Pizzeria?
When the Boxcar Children visit a friend who is an animal keeper, they set a trap to catch a thief who's been stealing residents from the zoo.
An Early Reader, Benny wants to get something special for his grandfather's birthday, but he has trouble finding the right present while trying to keep an eye on his dog Watch.
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are actors in a live mystery show being broadcast on an old-fashioned AM radio station. But it's starting to look like the radio station is haunted. Why would a ghost want to sabotage a radio show?
The entire town is excited about the summer music festival, especially the Aldens, who have been asked to help with the show. The largest attraction this year will be the popular Greenfield Four. A big-time music producer is going to be in the crowd to catch the show, and Greenfield residents hope their favorite local group will be famous soon. The day before the show, The Greenfield Four arrive at the rehearsal hall to find all of their instruments missing! The band insists that they won't play without them, and now it's up to the Boxcar Children to find the instruments before the show. Who would want to sabotage the band's big show? Does someone want to steal the Greenfield Four's spotlight, or is the theft an act of revenge? The Aldens are on the case in this music festival mystery.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are spending the summer in a remote fishing village on the New England coast. Benny is suspicious of a man he sees snooping in the village library. Who is he? And why does he hide from Benny? The Boxcar Children don't know the man's secret yet. But they are about to find out!
The Aldens are preparing for a yard sale when they find an old wooden mask in the trash behind a neighbor's house. Violet notices that the mask looks like a Native American mask that she had read about. When the children go to the library to learn more about the mask, they discover that they have found an old Native American mask from the Hopi tribe. When the children learn there will be an Intertribal Pow-Wow at the park over the weekend, they plan to deliver the mask to its rightful owners. But Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny soon find out that they're not the only people interested in the history of the old wooden mask. A strange man is following them around, and an antique dealer is looking for more than her fair share at the Boxcar yard sale. When the mask is stolen from their garage, the Aldens vow to find it before the weekend Pow-Wow. But with such little evidence, will they be able to find the mask in time?
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are spending a week in a log cabin in the woods. When a terrible snowstorm hits the area, the Boxcar Children are trapped! To make matters worse, there's something very suspicious about their cabin. What are all those strange markings on the closet door? And what are all those strange noises the Boxcar Children hear in the night...?
Someone is causing trouble for the Alden's soccer league.
When the Boxcar Children visit a neighbor's house, a mysterious old wedding photo and a riddle lead them on a "spy game" devised long ago by the original owner of the house. When the children hunt for clues they discover amazing things, like a stone path whose pieces fit together into a jigsaw puzzle! But soon the children begin to suspect that there's a mystery inside the mystery. They read about a similar puzzle in one of their new Detective Club books, and they meet a woman who looks eerily like the bride in the old wedding photo. Just who is behind this spy game?
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