Item description for The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #47) by Gertrude Chandler Warner...
Overview Benny wants adventure and finds it as he and the other Alden children help uncover the plan of those who would prevent ballooning from coming to Lloyd's Landing
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Studio: Albert Whitman & Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1995
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN 0807554200 ISBN13 9780807554203 UPC 792836003958
Availability 0 units.
More About Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born on April 16, 1890, in Putnam, Connecticut. She came from a musical family and played the cello. Because of illness, she was unable to finish high school, and learned from a tutor. In 1918, because all of the male teachers were away fighting in World War I, she was asked to teach first grade. The majority of children in her class did not speak English well, and she made up "The Box-Car Children" in 1924. The book remained a single title, until it was republished in 1942, becoming very popular. Another book followed in 1949, then a total of 19 by the same author. A total of 154 books have been written as of 2013, although by different authors. Later in life, Warner became a volunteer for the Red Cross. She died on August 30, 1979, at the age of 89, and is buried in Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam.
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Very accurate. Jan 9, 1999
My children have always enjoyed the Box Car Children series of books. As a hot air balloon pilot, we could not ignore a Box Car Children book with a balloon theme. I found the accuracy of the text to be very true and also a good source for children to learn about the sport of ballooning. I did some researce about the author and found that she died years before sport ballooning became popular. The "mystery" to me is "who wrote this book"? It must have been a balloon pilot or a balloon crew person. To find out what a balloon crew person does...read the book.