Mountain Top Mystery

Mountain Top Mystery Marooned on a mountain the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret

  • Title: Mountain Top Mystery
  • Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner David Cunningham
  • ISBN: 9780807552933
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.

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    About "Gertrude Chandler Warner David Cunningham"

    1. Gertrude Chandler Warner David Cunningham

      Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift Today, Ms Warner is best remembered as the author of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN MYSTERIES As a child, Gertrude enjoyed many of the things that girls enjoy today She loved furnishing a dollhouse with handmade furniture and she liked to read Her favorite book was ALICE IN WONDERLAND Often on Sundays after church, Gertrude enjoyed trips to visit her grandparents farm Along the way, she and Frances would stop to pick the wildflowers they both loved Gertrude s favorite flower was the violet.Her family was a very musical one They were able to have a family orchestra, and Gertrude enjoyed playing the cello Her father had brought her one from New York a cello, a bow, a case and an instruction book All together, he paid 14 Later, as an adult, she began playing the pipe organ and sometimes substituted for the church organist Due to ill health, Ms Warner never finished high school She left in the middle of her second year and studied with a tutor Then, in 1918, when teachers were called to serve in World War I, the school board asked her to teach first grade She had forty children in the morning and forty in the afternoon Ms Warner wrote, I was asked or begged to take this job because I taught Sunday School But believe me, day school is nothing like Sunday School, and I sure learned by doing I taught in that same room for 32 years, retiring at 60 to have time to write Eventually, Ms Warner attended Yale, where she took several teacher training courses Once when she was sick and had to stay home from teaching, she thought up the story about the Boxcar Children It was inspired by her childhood dreams As a child, she had spent hours watching the trains go by near her family s home Sometimes she could look through the window of a caboose and see a small stove, a little table, cracked cups with no saucers, and a tin coffee pot boiling away on the stove The sight had fascinated her and made her dream about how much fun it would be to live and keep house in a boxcar or caboose She read the story to her classes and rewrote it many times so the words were easy to understand Some of her pupils spoke other languages at home and were just learning English THE BOXCAR CHILDREN gave them a fun story that was easy to read Ms Warner once wrote for her fans, Perhaps you know that the original BOXCAR CHILDREN raised a storm of protest from librarians who thought the children were having too good a time without any parental control That is exactly why children like it Most of my own childhood exploits, such as living in a freight car, received very little cooperation from my parents Though the story of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN went through some changes after it was first written, the version that we are familiar with today was originally published in 1942 by Scott Foresman Today, Albert Whitman Company publishes this first classic story as well as the next eighteen Alden children adventures that were written by Ms Warner.Gertrude Chandler Warner died in 1979 at the age of 89 after a full life as a teacher, author, and volunteer for the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations After her death, Albert Whitman Company continued to receive mail from children across the country asking for adventures about Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden In 1991, Albert Whitman added to THE BOXCAR CHILDREN MYSTERIES so that today s children can enjoy many adventures about this independent and caring group of children.

    812 thoughts on “Mountain Top Mystery”

    1. I love mysteries and these are my favorites. I love this series because: 1. you never know what might happen and 2ey are very easy to get into. The part that was very surprising was when Benny nearly fell off the mountain. My favorite part was when they found the Indian boy, David. The best part about mysteries is you never know what's going to happen.

    2. There is a definite change from the first few books to the rest in terms of the amount of supervision the kids are kept under. They're given some limited freedom, but always a carefully laid adult safety net.Except this story involves Indians who seem to be rather condescendingly treated, including a high-school aged Indian boy who is left virtually unsupervised with little adult concern. Value is placed on Indian culture, but as something to be collected and studied by the White men, not a wort [...]

    3. I reread this book as research for a writing project, and although it probably only deserves one star, I had to bump it up to two stars for nostalgia's sake.

    4. The Boxcar Children = most read series between the ages of 6 and 9 for me. I think of these fondly. Every child should read this series.

    5. While on a Mountain Top adventure the Aldens discover that an old native American woman lives in the woods at the base of the mountain. When they go visit her, she talks about treasure that belonged to her ancestors that is hidden in a cave of the mountain. The Aldens had been stranded on the mountain top when a rock had broken off and blocked the way down. The broken rock revealed a cave where the Aldens find the treasure and take it to the woman. Simultaneously, the woman also is introduced to [...]

    6. As always, the bug and I enjoy reading these together, but none of them are as good as the first. There continues to be such genderized content that this time I wondered if I would continue to expose the little guy to them. I think the best plan for now is to just talk about it as, “WOW! That’s weird,” kind of conversation. I’m probably not ruining him, and if this is the thing I do that ruins him, I guess I’m happy that I ruined him with books and not something else?

    7. This mystery involves American Indians. The children hike up a mountain get in to some trouble with rocks and a rock slide find new friends discover treasure and bring a family together. The Alden children are quite good at finding and solving a good mystery!

    8. This was not really a mystery as much as it was a treasure hunt. It was very stereotypical in the way the girls and Native Americans were written.

    9. I am re-reading the original 19 in numerical order. A fine romp that continues in the tradition of the previous books. The "mystery" this time is two-fold, first the ever-present identity of the mystery person, this time an Indian boy, and second, the hunt for a hidden treasure. This is the next summer after the previous book and the kids have decided to go where Grandfather was supposed to be taking them when they inadvertently ended up at the Lighthouse last time. The children are obviously ol [...]

    10. This is one of my new favorites among this series. I'm always left wanting the story to continue, but this one in particular left me smiling as I finished the book. Now, I enjoy all the TBC books, but I'm rarely physically smiling when I finish any book. When I realized I was actually smiling at the way this story wrapped up with the love of family being a predominant theme of this book, I knew I'd found a new favorite to add to my favorites collection.

    11. Gertrude Chandler Warner seems to have a special interest in Native American Indians This book is somewhat reminiscent of The Yellow House Mystery in that, once again, the children meet an isolated Indian woman who makes baskets. On the one hand, this story had a lot of interesting pieces - I liked the mountain setting and the Indian boy - but on the other hand, the mystery itself was pretty contrived, requiring quite a bit of set-up. I also wasn't really fond of the way Grandfather, within minu [...]

    12. Another non-mystery, there just wasn't any investigating. Seriously, all the kids do is say, "Gee Grandfather wouldn't it be great if we could use our vast fortune to help everyone we meet so that they won't have to worry about anything?" And then Grandpa Alden says, "Why that's a great idea! Who do I write the check to?" "Yea, it's great to be rich, let's eat!" says Benny. And that's really the extant of the plot line. There may have been a little more to it than that but not much.The previous [...]

    13. I remember liking this one because it had fossils and hidden treasure and mountain climbing. As an adult though, it's a little weak, and I'm not quite sure where to place it in the timing, if it's a new summer, or the last days of summer after they get back from the light house, or nowhere. And then, just a little thing, the scaffolding is supposed to take three days to build, as everyone keeps saying, but somehow, in the midst of the snow and rain and finding David, wow, the construction is don [...]

    14. As always, I enjoyed the mystery that goes along with this book as well as the others. What I liked most about this book was the use of diversity. Having s couple Indian characters made it special for me. The Indians weren't bad people, they were nice! Many people in the past took advantage of Indians and thought they were mean and terrible, but they weren't. In this book the two Indians are depicted as kind, caring, and loving. I love that and it's something important that I want my students to [...]

    15. So far, this is my least favorite story in the series. It just didn't grab my attention like I felt it should have. The first thing that seemed off was how Grandfather poured the hot grease off the side of the mountain without caring about what he might be hitting with it. The author likes to write about Native Americans, and because of the time period it is usually a stereotypical portrayal. I did like the ending with Lovan and David. It was sweet.

    16. This was a bit weak-not my favorite Boxcar mystery by any stretch. This had the feel of an underthought book, and smells like something turned out to satisfy a deadline rather than to get a story down. I would only recommend to those committed to the series-this is not the right book to get introduced to the series.

    17. I always appreciate the positive and respectful attitudes exemplified by the Alden children. In this story, the Alden's meet an old Native American woman as well as a Native American boy during their outdoor adventure. They work together to solve the mystery at the mountain top and come away excited and looking forward to where they will go next.

    18. TheDrudgery cutoff gingham bobbin and the history of this country has been a while since I was just thinking about you and your family is a good day at work and the boxcar children are you doing today and projects that are not going to be in the boxcar children and adults alike have to go out with you and your family is a good day at work and the other

    19. This book is really interesting. I like how the author uses so many descriptive words. I can picture almost every single part in my head. This reminds me of last summer when my family went hiking up a trail by my Nana's house.

    20. This is another fun adventure with the Aldens. A hiking trip gone awry, with a mystery for the kids to figure out. I highly recommend not only this story, but all the Boxcar Children stories.

    21. One of my favorite childhood series. I read over a hundred of them. The first 50 or so were in order; after that I read whatever book I could get my hands on :)

    22. I'm working on entering all the books I've ever read. This book was one of them. I read this book when I was 10 years old.

    23. I thought of my self with my grandfather exploring the world together.How interesting it would be. And also about the good things the children and their grandfather.

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