The Aldens are spending a week at Camp Seagull on beautiful Claw Island. But as soon as camp begins, they realize that someone is not playing fair. Everything begins to go wrong for the Aldens — they lose their luggage, Henry misplaces the camp flag, and the campers on the other team use one of Jessie’s ideas to score points for themselves. Are some campers so desperate to win the Olympics that they are willing to cheat? The Boxcar Children are determined to solve the mystery before the competition is ruined for everyone!
About the Author
The Boxcar Children Series was created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, when she realized that there were few, if any, books for children that were both easy and fun to read. She drew on her own experiences in writing the mysteries. As a child, she had spent hours watching trains near her home, and often dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or freight car. In each story, she chose a special setting and introduced unpredictable, unusual or eccentric characters, to help highlight the Aldens’ independence and resourcefulness. Miss Warner lived in Putnam, Massachusetts until her death in 1979.