The Mystery of the Orphan Train created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens are going to Kansas to see one of Grandfather’s friends who runs a bed and breakfast. The place is charming, but it has a mysterious past. Trains of orphans used to come to the area from the east. Sometimes siblings would be split up. One would go to one family and one would go to another family. The bed and breakfast has more secrets. There is a mysterious riddle along with a single photograph taken by a famous photographer. What connection does the photographer have to the bed and breakfast?
What I liked
It would certainly be intriguing to find, and solve, some mystery about an old building. Architecture is interesting as it is, but throw in a mystery and things are just even more interesting.
Old photographs are mysterious. You may never know who took the photograph or why.
What I didn’t like
It is sad that siblings have gotten split up when they’ve gone through foster care or adoption. For some of us, it would be a huge heart-break to be split from a sibling, but some of us would find it as a relief.
Bed, breakfast, and a mystery…
If your house had a mystery, what would it be?
If you and your sibling had been separated when you were children, would you have been sad or glad?