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Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave (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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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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