The Mystery in the Mall by Gertrude Chandler Warner
(The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

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Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they are working at a mall owned by his friend.
When the Aldens arrive at Hope Harbor, they’re excited to see the crowds of shoppers and the endless variety of stores. But as they begin to work at Penny’s Emporium, a novelty shop in the mall, everything starts to go wrong. Some of the other mall workers don’t seem to want the Aldens’ help. Even worse, some of the merchandise bound for Penny’s Emporium has disappeared. What’s going on at Hope Harbor Mall? It’s up to the Boxcar Children to figure out who’s behind this mystery.
 

About Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut on April 16, 1890. Due to her poor health, she never finished high school and studied with a tutor. 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 1924, while home recuperating from an illness, but the version most people are familiar with was originally published in 1942. The Alden children became so popular that she wrote 19 adventures about them including Surprise Island, Mystery Ranch, and Snowbound Mystery. She died at age 89 August 29, 1979, but the Boxcar Children are still being written about by a team of writers faithful to her vision.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by Albert Whitman & Company. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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