The Copycat Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens are going to visit their Aunt Jane, but she says something strange on the phone. She says they’re going back in time. The kids are a bit concerned and they tell Grandfather, but he just laughs. He knows what Aunt Jane is talking about, but he’s not telling. The girls wonder how to pack for a trip back in time.
The children learn they’re going to a historical site where people dress up like they used to back in the day. The Aldens get to help out around the estate and even help with tours.
The man who used to own the place was a practical joker and liked to play a lot of jokes. Someone starts playing jokes on everyone at the house, but who could it be? It’s certainly not a ghost.
What I liked
It might be fun to volunteer for some sort of preservation society.
Save the Hill Valley Clock Tower…I can get behind that.
What I didn’t like
While there is part of me that thinks the idea of a reenactment/tour is kind of neat, I don’t know what it actually is. Let’s go LARP the Oregan Trail, everybody has dysentery and your wagon is broken. Where’s the fun in that? Just dress up and lie there, acting like you’re having severe intestinal distress.
Quit copying me, I’m dead.
Would you volunteer for a reenactment?
Would you dress up to save the Hill Valley Clock Tower?