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The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny....

Title : The Yellow House Mystery
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ISBN : 9780807593660
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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The Yellow House Mystery Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-03-16 15:15

    How do they just keep picking up strays in every book? Introducing more and more characters. Also - that mans house is going to run out of room to keep housing everyone. Going from living alone to suddenly having 8 roommates and a dog? No thank you.

  • Kaitlin Moore-Morley
    2019-03-12 21:30

    I want to start a new series and call it “Boxcar Therapy” where the Boxcar children are in their 30s and Violet confronts her crippling anxiety, Henry deals with his bisexual tendencies, Benny is married and expects his wife to treat him like his family did and they’re in therapy cause he’s a spoiled little jerk, and Jessie deals with the depression she’s carrying from always having to be the responsible one.I can see them sitting on the couch, Violet with a cigarette in her hand, blowing out the smoke and saying “every time I look at pine needles. I can’t handle it. Who sleeps on pine needles? Why does that make the ground more comfortable?” I too find that very confusing, VioletI’m also not sure why everything said is “cried” or “shouted”. Can’t we just reply, ask or wonder? It leads me to envision these four kids constantly screaming at each other, which can’t help Violets anxiety. It’s also probably more a reflection on me that I expected the dude they found to be a serial killer and he either died while “sleeping” in the back of Joes car or wakes up and runs them off the road. Harsh critique aside. These are childhood classics and I’m so pleased they exist. There’s a simplicity to the rhythm that’s charming and while the kids are sacrine and one demintilnual it’s actually quite nice to escape into that world.

  • Sam Kuntz
    2019-03-05 20:24

    The Yellow House Mystery is about how the Boxcar Children find out how a man named Bill Macgregor vanishes in the summer. They find a note that says to go to Bare Trail to find 'THE MONEY ' as the book said. They go to Bare Trail and they find a man who lives in the woods. He is called Dave Hunter. They have to find 'THE MONEY' and Bill. Maybe Dave Hunter is Bill Macgregor. You have to read the book to find out what happens.

  • Jerry
    2019-03-01 19:29

    Good story...but weird illustrations.

  • Bri Munsen
    2019-03-22 19:27

    I found like five typing mistakes in this but it just adds to the quirkiness in owning such an old book.

  • Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
    2019-03-03 18:26

    Meh, or as Benny said so often in this book, Ho-hum. Though he misused what in my experience has always been an indicator of boredom. It was okay, but odd.1. I don't know too many six-year-old boys who can't wait for a wedding, unless it's for the cake. Particularly Benny, particularly in the 1950s. They would see it as torture, having to bathe and dress up and be on best behaviour.2. How many newlyweds rush off to spend two weeks in a barn? Particularly a barn whose only sleeping arrangements are piles of scratchy straw.3. Violet reminds Benny that the newlyweds aren't necessarily going to want the kids around all the time, even though they all live in the same house. Benny blithely replies that the kids should make up a list of activities and get the new couple to come along with them, then! Grandpa laughs and says it's a good idea. I'm sure.4. The couple comes back with a bran-spankin-new stationwagon (1950s status symbol par excellence) and it is taken as read that they bought it so they can haul their little cousins around everywhere they go. 5. The family is so wealthy they don't bother to take camping stuff and supplies along; oh no, they just buy it all at the overpriced camping store on the lake, and the bride's reaction to having to buy it all a second time is, "What fun!" However they do sew up the kids' blankets into bedrolls because, you know, Violet mustn't be uncomfortable! Sod little Benny, it's okay if he and the others get pneumonia, but we must look after our shrinking Violet. This doesn't stop them making beds of pine boughs this time--can you imagine anything more uncomfortable to sleep on?--and living on diluted canned milk and potatoes for a couple of days.In the end of course it all comes out right and they continue to throw money and houses around like it's nothing. A weird bunch.

  • Christine Hwang
    2019-03-04 15:35

    The Yellow House Mystery is the first book in the Boxcar Mystery series to have a real mystery and is one my favorites. Readers will enjoy this fun quick read with a wonderful canoeing/camping adventure mixed in with the mystery. It is a great introduction to the mystery genre for young readers.

  • Theresa Abney
    2019-02-27 14:24

    What the eff, Bill? Bill is possibly one of the dumbest characters ever to have been written and let me tell you why.1. He lends his sketchy brother his boss's money without any explanation about what will be done with it. Then he fails to make clear arrangements for how he will get the money back, so when his brother dies unexpectedly, he doesn't know where to find the money.2. In an attempt to get the money from Bill, the sketchy brother's equally sketchy friends tell him that his wife has died in a fire. Instead of investigating whether it's true, he just blindly accepts that she's dead. **Spoiler Alert: She's not.**3. Instead of going back to his kind boss/family friend and explaining the situation and, I don't know, confirming if his wife is alive, BIll decides to become a hermit and mourn his not-actually-dead wife. What a tool.

  • Matthew
    2019-03-10 21:20

    I reread this book as an adult and I can see what my friend was saying about classism in the books. There definitely is some sense that non-wealthy people don't count in Ms. Warner's world. But the world is fun and the struggles and independence of the kids feel believable. There is some sexual division of labor, but it reads like Ms. Warner was a feminist for her time period - she believed that girls could do just as much and contribute just as much as boys, even if she acknowledged they were physically weaker and might do more cooking and caring rather than physical labor.I think these books would still very much be good for kids today and perhaps might help encourage them to engage in physical activities and be outside.

  • Kristine Hansen
    2019-03-14 17:25

    The Boxcar Children are trying to solve a 40 year old mystery that takes them from Surprise Island all the way up to Maine on a rugged and amazing camping trip.I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the descriptions of camping. And thought that the book as a whole came to a really satisfying conclusion. Great series!

  • Nevada Libert
    2019-02-21 21:27

    i love reading box car to my brothers. me and my brothers love the mysterys in the box car sires.

  • Niharikaa
    2019-02-19 17:30

    it was exciting and u could also at the end of the story guess who was the person they were looking for.

  • Shemaiah
    2019-03-12 18:35

    The boys really enjoyed this mystery and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Me? I think I'm done reading Boxcar Children books

  • Misbah
    2019-03-15 18:26

    While revisiting the yellow house on surprise island the Alden kids learn of the mystery of their housekeepers long lost husband. Following his 40 year old trail, they end up in the woods. They have a loot off fun camping out. A strange nomads lives deep in the woods and they happen upon his home. Hearing about his story, they figure out that he might be the long lost Bill. Bill had taken money from Mr. Alden and misplaced it and had been to ashamed to go back without it. The Alden kids help find the money and bring Bill back home for a grand reunion.

  • Tnb
    2019-02-19 17:09

    This is only the second book in the series that I have read but I do dare say that the series may be less appealing to today's young readers. The settings of the mysteries are fine and maybe the sole reason children would read these books. The writing is easy but dull. Every second of the adventure is recorded, leaving the reader to wonder "is it all important". I think that there are better stories in the market which present more engaging stories with better writing.

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    2019-03-18 14:21

    The Yellow House Mystery is the first book in the Boxcar Mystery series to have a real mystery and is one my favorites. Readers will enjoy this fun quick read with a wonderful canoeing/camping adventure mixed in with the mystery. It is a great introduction to the mystery genre for young readers.Recommended for grades 2-4. Lexile level: 440Reviewed by Christine Hwang, Youth and School Services, Vernon Area Public Library

  • Mom
    2019-02-19 14:39

    I'm not very excitable and this book is vary fun and exciting to me no doubt about that. I chouse this rating because I love it nd it makes me very excited about reading and I hope to read all of the bopks

  • Karen Hanson
    2019-03-18 17:33

    Enjoyed this one more than Surprise Island. A bit far-fetched with the mystery solving and the end is super predictable, but still enjoyable. The Bear Trail journey was more on par with the adventure in the original Boxcar Children book, which I appreciate.

  • Ranae Manchester
    2019-03-12 15:10

    I read this book as a child and now am reading it with my kids. The ever optimistic Alden children are at it again! It’s amazing what a kind word and selfless action can do. What is the mystery of the mystery ranch?

  • Myra Blake
    2019-02-20 19:28

    Another charming book in this quaint series. It is a fun little mystery and also has some interesting bits about canoeing and camping. I enjoy reading the books in this series because they remind me of books I read in school when I had just learned to read well.

  • Sarah Nessler
    2019-03-09 18:27

    Installment #3 and still interesting. Such a quaint group of children very neat characters and intertwining stories. Such simplistic mysteries involved however very cozy quick reading. The Boxcar Children series is fantastic!

  • Christina Cueto
    2019-03-16 16:31

    I'm surprised that I never got into.this series as a kid. These are the kind of stories I loved growing up.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-03 20:20

    Cool mystery !!! The grandsons enjoyed it !!!

  • Aisling Spofford
    2019-03-21 13:28

    A wonderful & adventurous story! The Boxcar Children has always been a favorite series of mine.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-17 20:21

    A fun and creative book about four siblings on an adventure with their married cousin. The reader learns about canoe trips, camping, fly fishing, and working together to reach a goal.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-12 13:37

    I don't know why I love the boxcar children, but I will always have a little nostalgic place in my heart for these. Max and Lucy seemed to like it

  • Emily
    2019-03-13 13:36

    I liked that this was a mystery and a journey but it could've had a little more suspense. And we yet again added another person to the alden family lol.

  • Gina
    2019-03-12 13:19

    Really liked this book, even though Benny was kind of a little brat. I did still like his character. I do wish Violet played more of a part in the books, but I am only on number 3.

  • Caleb Beadel
    2019-03-22 18:34

    This is a real good book that's why I'd give it a four

  • Benedict Randhawa
    2019-03-07 16:28

    The boxcar children is about four children who found yellow house. there they found clue of the yellow house adventure .The camping adventure mixed in with the mystery.