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Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave (original 1966; edition 1977)

by Kathryn Kenny

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Title:Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave
Authors:Kathryn Kenny
Info:Golden Pr (1977), Paperback
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Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave by Kathryn Kenny (1966)



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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? – 1963.

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 attempt amateur cave research to find cave fish in the three stages of blindness. Their guide doesn't last long, and the man everyone fears as a ghost has a tale much like a ghost himself. Plenty of geological science blends with politics and psychology to make for a confounding story.

Notes for the reader: A great mystery! No violence (only referred to from the past), no murder. ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
The adventure in Bob-White Cave is pretty fun, but Trixie exhibits some pod character in this book. She is somewhat cranky and whiny even when the other characters try to cajole her into a better mood. Still, even with Jim's changing eye color (in some editions), the gang has some fun at a party where they get to meet other Ozark families and as always, come through in the end to help someone less fortunate than themselves. ( )
  macjest | Mar 3, 2011 |
In this Trixie Belden mystery, she and the rest of her Bob White gang travel to the Ozarks to visit Uncle Andrew. While there, Trixie hopes to explore the caves on her Uncle's land and hopefully find a "ghost fish" - a fish with no eyes who lives in caves.

This Trixie Belden had some disturbing elements, lol. First of all there was this character named Slim who Uncle Andrew hires as a guide for the Bob Whites. Later it's revealed that he may have set fire to Uncle Andrew's property and done some other nefarious things. There's talk of "Ozark Justice" that implies his neighbors will murder him or something rather than go through traditional punishment channels - creepy! Also there was a last minute deus ex machina where Uncle Andrew's live-in servant's husband is revealed to be a crazy old mountain main who had lost his memory... Uh, Trixie, take it down a notch, okay? That is some over-the-top soap opera theatrics right there. ( )
  allawishus | Jul 21, 2010 |
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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While vacationing at her uncle's lodge in the Ozark Mountains, Trixie and the Bob-Whites explore caves looking for the ghost cave fish, a rare species wanted by a national science magazine.

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