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From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidden room with contents that surprise everyone.


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30 review for Tree House Mystery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Janete

    There are no great mysteries here. This book is a little boring. I hope to read soon my YA books in English and then buy adults books in English on the site of the Brazilian Amazon. I read this book for the third time, but now with the audiobook.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. *** WARNING: This review contains spoilers!!! *** I really enjoyed this one! There was so much that I liked about this book. I liked the introduction of Jeffrey and Sammy Beach, and I liked that they - like Mike - were different from the Alden children, yet they still all got along. As a parent who likes to see positive role models in books, I liked how the Alden children kept reminding the Beach boys that they should ask for their parents' permission before doing new things. :P I also liked that *** WARNING: This review contains spoilers!!! *** I really enjoyed this one! There was so much that I liked about this book. I liked the introduction of Jeffrey and Sammy Beach, and I liked that they - like Mike - were different from the Alden children, yet they still all got along. As a parent who likes to see positive role models in books, I liked how the Alden children kept reminding the Beach boys that they should ask for their parents' permission before doing new things. :P I also liked that they were sensitive to not wanting to intrude where they might not be wanted. I even liked that Henry and Jessie sometimes had other plans, and weren't a part of all the activities. This book wasn't explicit about the children's ages, but Benny did say, at first, that he wished the Beach boys (aged 8 and 10) were older, which I think implied that Benny was older than they, so maybe he was 12? That would put Henry in his early 20's, and maybe he and Jessie were both in college, home for summer vacation!? I don't know, but it was kind of reassuring to see that they did sometimes have better things to do than play with little kids all the time. I thought the mystery was just mysterious enough for a children's book - nothing criminal, and not too far-fetched. And even though this book had an almost obligatory food business overnight success story a la Mike's Mother's Place and Benny's Buns, it was nice that someone besides Benny came up with the winning ideas. Despite being such a pleasant read, I just couldn't bring myself to give this book 5 stars - though I would have given it 4 1/2 stars if 1/2 stars were possible here. I was really just hoping that the book would tie up one sort of loose end and somehow reunite a grown-up Willy with his rocking horse.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    So this was a buddy read with my 7-year-old daughter. She is devouring books these days! She really liked this one and it was fun to discuss with her afterwards. Not much peril here to freak her out, but enough mystery/adventure to keep her attention.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    This book was the first Box Car Children book I've read for a LONG time. They are way under my reading level, but they are still fun to read. I really recommend these books for young readers who like mysteries. I do like the Nancy Drew books better, but these used to be my favorite, and they are better for younger kids.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This takes place in the summer in Connecticut. The story involves new neighbors, a tree house, a spyglass, a hidden room, a rocking horse, and a restaurant. This has a slow start, but once the children begin building the tree house things pick up. I liked the mysteries, and it was interesting the way they came together, but I wanted one of them to have a different ending.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Those lucky Alden kids! As if being a mystery-solving orphan weren't enough now they have a tree house to boot!

  7. 5 out of 5

    MnMs

    Of all the Boxcar Children stories I have read, this one is only second to the first in the series. This particular story really seemed ever so warm and happy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bailey Marissa

    The Aldens build a treehouse, befriend some neighbors, and learn more about the history of the neighbor's house. Not the greatest but still cute.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    Tree House Mystery (1969) by Gertrude Chandler Warner is the fourteenth book in the Boxcar Children series, but it's the first one I've actually read. My previous experience with the Alden children was bringing home books on tape/CD from the library for my son when he was small and hearing some of the stories. I can't honestly say if this was one of them or not. I picked this one up from the library to go along with the Birth Year Reading Challenge (as well as others). In this particular adventur Tree House Mystery (1969) by Gertrude Chandler Warner is the fourteenth book in the Boxcar Children series, but it's the first one I've actually read. My previous experience with the Alden children was bringing home books on tape/CD from the library for my son when he was small and hearing some of the stories. I can't honestly say if this was one of them or not. I picked this one up from the library to go along with the Birth Year Reading Challenge (as well as others). In this particular adventure, the Alden kids (Benny, Henry, Jessie, & Violet) are excited when new neighbors move in at the house next door. The Beach house has been empty for so long that they often had forgotten it was even there. But a family moves in with two young boys and soon the friendly Aldens have broken through their reserve and have convinced Jeffrey and Sammy Beach that the thing their new home is missing is a tree house. While building the tree house and the kids get to know each other, the Aldens learn that Jeffrey and Sammy's dad and his brother used to have a tree house in that same tree. They used to have great fun until one day their prize possession--a telescope--went missing. Each blamed the other and, as sometimes happens, this small disagreement built up over the years and now the men rarely see each other or talk at all. There is also a secret room in the attic of the Beach house which shows evidence that a little boy (other than the Beach brothers) once lived there and played with a much beloved rocking horse. The kids are determined to discover what happened to the missing telescope and who the little boy was. They're certain that finding the telescope will help bridge the gap that has divided the Beach family for so many years. A telescope and a rocking horse are just what the Aldens need to solve a mystery and bring a happy ending for their new friends. This is a cute story with a mystery that is just right for young readers. There is no danger involved and just a good dose of children's curiosity. A very pleasant read and I understand why my son liked these stories so much when he was little. First posted on my blog My Reader's Block. Please request permission before reposting.

  10. 5 out of 5

    JP

    In a nutshell, new neighbors move in, they're mostly ignored by their parents (back to that in a moment), the Aldens barge in and make friends, they all build a treehouse, find a hidden room, and fix a old (kind of dumb) feud between the neighbor's father and uncle. Oy. It's actually a pretty cute and fairly realistic story. I like the idea of them building a treehouse, mostly by themselves, although my own children are far too young for it. Some day. And while the feud is dumb, it kind of makes In a nutshell, new neighbors move in, they're mostly ignored by their parents (back to that in a moment), the Aldens barge in and make friends, they all build a treehouse, find a hidden room, and fix a old (kind of dumb) feud between the neighbor's father and uncle. Oy. It's actually a pretty cute and fairly realistic story. I like the idea of them building a treehouse, mostly by themselves, although my own children are far too young for it. Some day. And while the feud is dumb, it kind of makes sense. And the mystery of the hidden room isn't much of a mystery, but it's about the right level for a kid's book. All together, it's a fun book. And hey. The family next door is constantly referred to as they Beach boys (their name is beach, their house is on the beach). This amuses me more than it probably should. One thing that really bugs me and is only sort of mentioned in the story is the Beach boys' (heh) relationship with their parents: "I know he is an important scientist now. He won't have much time for me, I'm afraid." :\ I like how the Aldens are so independent, but you never get the idea that it's because their grandfather doesn't have time for them... A few random thoughts: "We really have big dog," said Benny. "His name is Watch, but he isn't here this summer. My Aunt Jane wanted him on the farm." Why is Watch not in any of these stories? It's just kind of weird at this point... Benny Alden was a boy who liked to see things happen. One day at breakfast he burst out, "Those kids next door are the dumbest kids I ever saw." Blunt much? Feels like a younger kid though, so it works. Sammy said, "I know. Maybe there's something hidden in the mattress. Come on, Jeffrey." Sounds familiar!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Karalynn Tyler

    This one started out slow. Hearing about two boring boys left alone in a large old house with their workaholic parents was not very interesting. But Benny Alden saves the day. He can’t stand boring boys being ignored. So he inspires them to build a treehouse. Once built, they find an old spyglass hidden in the tree. Using the spyglass they find a hidden window to the boys’ attic. The window leads them to a hidden room which leads the gang to find out about the house’s original owners. All of thi This one started out slow. Hearing about two boring boys left alone in a large old house with their workaholic parents was not very interesting. But Benny Alden saves the day. He can’t stand boring boys being ignored. So he inspires them to build a treehouse. Once built, they find an old spyglass hidden in the tree. Using the spyglass they find a hidden window to the boys’ attic. The window leads them to a hidden room which leads the gang to find out about the house’s original owners. All of this helps the formerly boring boys save their uncle’s failing diner. My kids sat up past their bedtime refusing to let me stop reading until we had finished so, even with the strangeness of this story, it was a mystery that engaged all three kids (8, 11, and 12).

  12. 4 out of 5

    Octavia Cade

    A poor unsuspecting family moves next door the the Aldens, and is quickly made the subject of the nosiest children in the universe. It's pretty standard as these books go, down to Grandfather Alden continuing to quietly build his oligarchy by making sure he has a financial interest in everyone around him, but two things in particular did give me a small laugh. The first was Benny's minor temper tantrum after the two kids next door initially seemed to have no interest in hanging out with him. (I A poor unsuspecting family moves next door the the Aldens, and is quickly made the subject of the nosiest children in the universe. It's pretty standard as these books go, down to Grandfather Alden continuing to quietly build his oligarchy by making sure he has a financial interest in everyone around him, but two things in particular did give me a small laugh. The first was Benny's minor temper tantrum after the two kids next door initially seemed to have no interest in hanging out with him. (I have no interest in you either, Benny.) The second was the number of times Henry and Jessie had plans of their own that took them out of the story. Apparently they're getting lives... Good for them. I hope they keep it up. Maybe they're sick of Benny too.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Eric Jolly

    This story is everything childhood should be: -making new friends -building a fancy tree house -finding a spy glass -finding a hidden window and room in an old house -discovering toys and an old rocking horse in a hidden room -helping two estranged brothers come together -a restaurant on "the old road" coming back to life -and, finally, the Alden's! Recommend for anyone with kids 6-10. This is my 2nd favorite of the Boxcar Children series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Deanna

    Boxcar Children are a little hard to read aloud because they're not written well for that, but the mystery was perfect for my 1st grader and soon he'll be able to read it himself. We read a chapter a night and it kept him interested.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Maximilian Lee

    I liked this book because I like hide spy. I also liked this book because I like building things and high places.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    I'm a bit disappointed that the Carver's didn't make an appearance and we got that resolution.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ashle Oaks

    This story is about the importance of family. It focused more on the two younger Aldens.

  18. 5 out of 5

    connors

    Great adventure Fun, adventure, mystery and friendship...all things that make this story great for all ages! Loved reading this with my young boys.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Britt

    Love the history These books are fun, cute, adventures and I love that the kids keep growing up and learning new things. So fun.

  20. 4 out of 5

    April

    Read aloud to my 6 year old. His favorite of the series yet!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ash

    This one was really not as interesting an adventure as the other ones I have read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Wesley Rea

    I enjoyed how this book brought in some new characters and helped integrate them into the cast. A good backyard mystery for kids.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This was my favorite Boxcar Children story so far. Good relationships, good lessons, interesting mysteries.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Railey

    I like this book because they find a hidden room.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I was a bit confused by this book. Not the story, but the dynamics-I feel like there was a message, but it was so inconsistent that I couldn't decipher what Warner was trying to share. The parents of the new friends in this book are distant...kind-of...sometimes. I couldn't understand if this was supposed to be a negative or just an illustration of another type of family. In any event, it was off-putting and strange. I wasn't much of a fan of this book, though the mystery was mildly entertaining I was a bit confused by this book. Not the story, but the dynamics-I feel like there was a message, but it was so inconsistent that I couldn't decipher what Warner was trying to share. The parents of the new friends in this book are distant...kind-of...sometimes. I couldn't understand if this was supposed to be a negative or just an illustration of another type of family. In any event, it was off-putting and strange. I wasn't much of a fan of this book, though the mystery was mildly entertaining. I would only recommend to those dedicated to the series, otherwise this would really only work for children who are still honing their reading skills.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaetlyn

    I like how there is a new family that moved in next door. The Alden's now have some new friends that have moved in next to them in a very old house called the beach house. I like how the Alden's and their new friends find a glass window at the top of the house, but can't find the room to it. The Alden's and their new friends are building a tree house together. I don't like that two brothers are mad at each other because they couldn't find a telescope they had as kids. I like that the two boys ca I like how there is a new family that moved in next door. The Alden's now have some new friends that have moved in next to them in a very old house called the beach house. I like how the Alden's and their new friends find a glass window at the top of the house, but can't find the room to it. The Alden's and their new friends are building a tree house together. I don't like that two brothers are mad at each other because they couldn't find a telescope they had as kids. I like that the two boys can have fun in their backyard tree house.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Luke Ewell

    The Allen's have new neighbors. They decide to build a tree house with their new neighbors. They find a telescope hidden in a knot in the tree. It once belonged to the dad of the kids next door, who lost it. From their tree house they see a window that they had never seen. The kids explore it and found a kid named Willie Carver lived their and his grandma sealed up the room to make sure no one else could come in.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Corky

    Maya and I are doing a "grandma/granddaughter reads" during school break. We read 2 chapters a day of a designated book and discuss them over the phone. Our first selection is The Boxcar Children's Tree House Mystery. This was an awesome experience and Maya wants to continue our "club"! What is there not to like about this idea?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shelly♥

    I read this to my boys age 5 and 7. This is the first book in the series we have read. We really enjoyed it. The story is interesting, but simple. The language is perfect for read aloud or on their own (soon.) I wanted to push through to the end, because I had no idea what the mystery was. Can't wait to read more!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Simon

    A classic and well acclaimed series, recommended as a great series for young readers. The Boxcar Children invoke the enjoyment for mystery-solving and having a close relationship with family. The Aldens teach new young neighbors how to do a great many things and in turn help solve a mystery of a missing room and reunite feuding family members.

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