The Gymnastics Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
(The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

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Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are happy to share their home with Katya, the young gymnast, and watch her practice for the big competition. When things start going wrong at the gym it quickly becomes clear that someone is trying to ruin Katya’s chances of winning—but who? The Aldens want to help. The trouble is, Katya’s been acting a little mysterious herself—almost as if she’s got something to hide. But what? Can the Boxcar Children solve both mysteries before the big competition?

About Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890, where she and her family lived across the street from train station in Putnam, Connecticut. Warner was sickly as a child and poor health prevented her from finishing high school. During World War I, a shortage of teachers prompted the local school board to hire her to teach first grade, a position she held for over 30 years. She wrote the first Boxcar book in 1942, while home recuperating from an illness, thinking back to her childhood and the train station across the street from her home, and how she had wondered what it would be like to live on a train. The independent Alden children became so popular that Warner wrote 19 adventures about them with titles such as "Surprise Island," "Mystery Ranch," and "Snowbound Mystery." Warner died at age 89 in 1979, but the Boxcar Children are still being written about by a team of writers faithful to Warner's vision.
Published September 6, 2011 by Albert Whitman & Company. 128 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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