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Publisher's Note:

While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest! As the signs of zombie attacks start to mount, the Boxcar Children recruit the help of a reporter and some locals. But is someone hiding information? Or should the Boxcar Children really be afraid of things that go bump in the night?…

The Boxcar Children: The Zombie Project

by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Overall Book Review:

This latest addition to the BoxCar Children’s series finds the four likeable Alden children as engaging as ever.  The story line is sure to interest children who like camping, scary stories told round the campfire, and video cameras.  Set in the mountains, there is not just one zombie but two  that receive their just dues as the children employ technology and logic. This story line is simple and straight forward.  Because it is not complex,  young readers will feel invited to solve the mystery right along with the Alden children without getting sidetracked.  Inherent in Ms. Warner’s series is the love and caring between the siblings and this newest title is no exception. There is a give and take relatonship that is natural and genuine.  This story will not keep you up at night shivering in your bed, but it has an unexpected conclusion at the end that is completely satisfying–even to adults. 

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Albert Whitman & Co.


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Sightings of a zombie-like creature.

Sex/Nudity: Two incidents–a teenage boy puts his arm around his girlfriend; a brief kiss between two individuals.

Mature Subject Matter:

Financial loss, fraud.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
1
10

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I love reading, music, gardening, sewing, being with my children and grandchildren, and traveling.