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This was Lilah’s first Boxcar Children mystery, and she really enjoyed it. It was a fun nostalgia trip for me, and it was fun to share it with her. The dog, Watch, is being trained as a Search and Rescue dog, and on one of his outings, he finds a backpack with jewelry in it! The Alden children must return the jewels and find out who the real thief is to clear their friend’s name.

Honestly, these are all the same. This is #132, and I’m not sure much distinguishes it from the others. These are cute, easy mysteries for the middle-grade set, and they’re just as fun as they were when I was a kid. I always enjoy the way the siblings work together and rely on each other.

Source disclosure: I received an e-galley of this title courtesy of the publisher.

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