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Blue Bay Mystery (1961)

by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Series: The Alden Family Mysteries (6), Boxcar Children Mysteries (Book 6), Boxcar Children (6)

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Benny's friend accompanies the Aldens to the South Seas for a vacation on a supposedly deserted island where they find an unusual mystery.

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Vacation this summer? Let's get purposely stranded on a tropical island!

There's actually a lot more of the feel of the first book to this one, since they're on the island for a few weeks without any way of getting more supplies other than what they can build and find themselves. They do have two adults along though: Grandfather and newcomer Lars Larson[^madeup]--who previously got shipwrecked here ... and apparently wants to go back for vacation now? Sure. And Mike again, who's fun enough. Do any of the other children have friends to spoil with vacations from a rich grandfather?

In any case, it's a fun enough story in an exotic locale, perfect for escapism and learning how to live off the land in a relatively safe manner. There's a mystery, but not much of a mystery and everything ends up happy at the end. Pretty much a Boxcar Children story in a nutshell.

[^madeup]: Totally sounds made up. Except apparently there's a conservative radio talk show host by that name. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Grandfather Alden, the four Alden children, Benny's friend Mike, and a sailor take the Sea Star to an island in the South Seas. It's supposed to be uninhabited, but they keep finding signs of life - and discover a boy who was shipwrecked months ago. Peter is reunited with his family. ( )
  JennyArch | May 9, 2020 |
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One winter day Jessie Alden met her brother Henry in the hall.
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ISBNs 0807528722 / 1602705917 / 1616412186 / 1306236657
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