The Mystery in the Snow by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Title: The Mystery in the Snow by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Notable: Book #32 in The Boxcar Children series


The Alden children visit a ski resort with their grandfather and get to enter a winter event competition.  When it seems like the contest is being sabotaged, it’s up to the Alden children to figure out who is ruining it and why.

My thoughts:

You can count on The Boxcar Children for innocent and simple mystery stories for kids.  While there’s nothing profound in this book, it keeps kids engaged by presenting a mystery which they try to unravel.  When I was a kid I loved this series and it still holds somewhat of a magical, mystical quality for me.

The story itself is pretty simple.  The kids enter a contest which features skiing, ice skating, sledding, snow sculpture and ice sculpture.  Two teams compete and at the end they hold an awards ceremony.  From the beginning though, the competition seems to be experiencing an awful lot of misfortune, from a missing key to other peoples’ work being ruined.  This would be an especially appropriate story during the Christmas season, or for kids who enjoy outdoor winter activities.

I recommend The Mystery in the Snow to children who enjoy mysteries without any objectionable material.  It would also be suitable to read aloud to your family.

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

Until next time…



Celtic Journal & Bookmark Giveaway — CLOSED

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This month’s giveaway is this really neat Celtic journal which you can fill with all your secret dreams and aspirations–or anything else you want to write down.  Also included is the bookmark beside it with a pertinent quote about life.  I just really like both of these items and wanted to share them with one of you!

Enter by following the link below.  It’s open internationally to participants 18 years and older and will end on April 30, 2017.  The winner will be announced on my blog and contacted through email.  Good luck!

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Tea Giveaway Cross-Promotion – CLOSED


I’m cross-promoting a giveaway that I’m hosting on my tea review website.  This is one of my favorite teas and I want to share a box with one lucky winner!

Enter the giveaway through the link below. You have to complete at least two of the listed actions to qualify. The giveaway ends January 19, 2017 and the winner will be contacted through email.  It’s open internationally!

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Good luck!