The Canoe Trip Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden children are going on a camping and canoeing trip with their Aunt Jane. Apparently, she still gets around just fine. Aunt Jane makes sure the children have supplies and they start off on their trip. They are told that there might be wild wolves in the area, but Grandfather assures them there aren’t wild wolves in this area anymore.
Along the way, they hear about a stolen coin collection and they start finding clues. Someone broke into a museum and stole some coins that are worth quite a bit. The Aldens want to figure it out. They meet a scientist and several other people along the way, not all of them are nice.
What I liked
I know more about coin collecting than I would like to know because of my ex. People can get really riled up about collecting coins. Yes, some coins are worth a whole lot of money, particularly the ones that ended up messed up and still ended up out in circulation. So would this much fuss be made about a stolen coin collection? Yes, probably.
What I didn’t like
This is another one of those Boxcar books where you’re just like, “Eh..” It’s not that exciting. It’s not that memorable. I actually had to read a summary of this one online to jog my memory about what I had read.
Do the Aldens ever go anywhere and not solve a mystery? Really? Don’t they get tired of it? Can’t they just go out for ice cream and come back with just ice cream, not a mystery?
I wonder if they solved the mystery of who left their toilet paper in the woods during this one as well.
If you encountered a mystery you had to solve everywhere you went, would you go anywhere?
Do you collect coins?