Saturday, February 7, 2009
Review of The Boxcar Children: The Lighthouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
When the children befriend a troubled but gifted young man, Larry Cook, they discover that he is using the abandoned lighthouse keeper's cottage for scientific experiments. The boy's father has forbidden him from attending college, so Larry continues his studies in secret. When Larry becomes lost during a summer storm, will his father have a change of heart?
I read this book as a child and greatly enjoyed revisiting it as an adult. The Lighthouse Mystery perfectly combines intrigue, adventure and a strong moral message. Highly recommended for young readers.
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