Reviewed by Meaghan B. (age 10)
I think that Benny is the most important character because he found most of the clues and without him they would have starved. They found a note in the chimney that said something about a bear trail and they wouldn't have found it without Benny. My favorite part was when they were in the little yellow house looking for Bill and they found a letter. They were looking everywhere and it was so interesting how they found it. Benny is also very self-sufficient. He likes to do things for himself. I felt bad for the children when they lost their food; if I lost my food I wouldn't be happy at all.
I recommend this book to kids who are ages 8-12 or kids who like the Boxcar Children mysteries. This particular one is thicker than the other ones and more of a challenge. You will not want to put it down. Trust me!