The Boxcar Children: The Pizza Mystery

Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Illustrated by Charles Tang

Reviewed by Linley B. (age 8) and Jessica Y. (age 10)

This story is about four children named Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They live with their grandfather and a dog named Watch. The family is on their way to Silver Falls. When they get there they go to Piccolo's Pizza. The oven is broken and the pizza guy is missing. They don't have enough customers because there is nowhere to park and they can't get anyone to repair the oven. Will the Pizza place go out of business or will the children help them solve their problems? Read the book to find out.

We liked this book because it is funny and mysterious. My (Jessica) favorite part is when Jessie thinks of a plan to make some tiny pizzas. I (Linley) liked the part where they brought a pizza over to the Mighty Muffler's boss and he thought it tasted good. We both think it is a great mystery book.

We recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries. You'll also like it if you like adventures.

Linley B. and Jessica Y. are students in Mrs. Lonkhurst's and Ms. Hansen's 3rd and 4th Grade Classes
2005-2006