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Trixie Belden and the Black Jacket Mystery (1961)

by Kathryn Kenny

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Series: Trixie Belden mysteries (book 8)

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A childhood favorite re-visited.

Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes

What ages would I recommend it too? – Ten and up.

Length? – Most of a day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world, pre - computer pre - air conditioning, pre - cell phone.

Written approximately? – approximately 1961.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? Yes. A slight mention of the time frame of the story - as the teens are given far more freedom to come and go as they please than would be safe today. Also, the absence of computers, cell phones, and air conditioning in homes, especially the mansion.

Short storyline: Trixie Belden, Honey, Jim, and her brothers decide to create an ice carnival, and determine Regan the groom's secret. In the midst is Bobby and the wildcat, as well as city boy Dan and the destruction of their clubhouse among other events that appear to be caused by him.


Notes for the reader: A great mystery! No violence (only referred to from the past), no murder. ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
I re-read this recently and I had forgotten how good this particular one is in the series. Classic Trixie Belden! ( )
  sbsolter | Feb 6, 2014 |
I loved this series when I was growing up; I thought Trixie was a lot more fun than Nancy Drew, and these were some of my all-time favorite books. I read them as an adult, though, a few years ago, and found that they haven't, IMO, stood the test of time well. They are obviously dated, and there are some messages that I don't think are appropriate anymore (mostly the way Trixie is treated differently - and often poorly - because she's a girl). ( )
  herebedragons | Jan 21, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375829792, Hardcover)

There’s a new kid in town—a tough boy from New York City who wears a black leather jacket and pointy cowboy boots. Trixie doesn’t trust him for a second. She’s sure about one thing: Don Mangan is trouble!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:52 -0400)

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