The Boxcar Children - The Mystery Cruise

Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Reviewed by Elisabeth S. (age 10)

Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, also known as the Boxcar Children, are so exited because their Grandpa surprised them that they are going on a Cruise in the Caribbean. Everything is going great until new passengers come on. They also meet a friend named Max but whenever he's around he gets nervous. To make things worse the boat keeps stopping and if Max doesn't get back in time then his sister will take all of his Aunt's money. Read the book to see if Max will get back in time and to find out who is slowing down the boat.

I thought the book was good. My favorite part was at the end because everything was figured out and it was exiting. This book is very good at telling all the details. I was always thinking about how they would figure out the mysteries and who was making them.

I recommend this book because it's very interesting and exiting. Kids who like mysteries and adventures would love this book. I think kids who like the Boxcar Children would like this book also. I learned a lot from this book and I think whoever decides to read it they would love it.

Elisabeth S. is a student in Mrs. Pike's 4th Grade Class
2001-2002