Houseboat Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens are renting a houseboat, because Grandfather is just rolling in the money. This particular houseboat can be renamed by whoever is renting it. The Aldens take the opportunity to rename it every day. They pick up supplies first. There are important safety measures on the boat like a bucket of sand and a fire extinguisher. The sand can smother small fires.
Everyone is soon exploring and talking to the locals. Some strange stuff starts happening though. Some things start to go missing. Where did those things go? Those things are closer than the Aldens think.
What I liked
I remember there being something I was going to comment on in this book, but I forgot what it was. I think it had something to do with how boats and ships are supposed to work. Whatever it was, I was going to commend the author for doing the research on it. So if you read this book, there is something about boats that is true.
What I didn’t like
Good Lord, where does Grandfather get all this money? Where does he get all this vacation time? The Aldens are so super spoiled. I actually wouldn’t like to go on a houseboat. I think it would be boring. A tiny house would be better, at least you can leave the tiny house and go take a walk. You can’t do that if you’re in a houseboat.
Everyone needs a handy-dandy bucket of sand.
Would you vacation on a houseboat?
Do you like boats?