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The Boxcar Children #130: The Garden Thief by Gertrude C. Warner [Excerpt]

The Boxcar Children #130: The Garden Thief by Gertrude C. Warner [Excerpt]

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The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.

Grandfather's friend, Mr. Yee, has broken his arm and can't tend to his beloved vegetable plot in the community garden. The Alden children gladly offer their services to help him with his prize-winning veggies. But they soon learn something mysterious is afoot at the community garden. Vegetables go missing, and it appears someone is intentionally vandalizing the garden plots. Luckily for the local community gardeners, the Boxcar Children are on the case!
The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.

Grandfather's friend, Mr. Yee, has broken his arm and can't tend to his beloved vegetable plot in the community garden. The Alden children gladly offer their services to help him with his prize-winning veggies. But they soon learn something mysterious is afoot at the community garden. Vegetables go missing, and it appears someone is intentionally vandalizing the garden plots. Luckily for the local community gardeners, the Boxcar Children are on the case!

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Published by: OpenRoadMedia on Mar 18, 2013
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The Garden Thief 
created by GERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER Illustrated by Tim Jessel
 
CHAPTER1
Mr.YeeHasaProblem
“IT’S RAINING,” SAID BENNY
as helooked out the window. “And somebody iswalking funny.” Benny was six years old, theyoungest of the four Alden children.Violet, his ten-year-old sister, put down her violin and came to the window. “It’s not raininghard,” she said. “This is just a drizzle.” She lookeddown the long driveway, at the person walkingtoward their house. “That man is tilting toward theright as he walks.”Jessie, who had been reading a book, put itdown and came to the window. She was twelveyears old and sometimes took charge of her younger brother and sister. Jessie looked out thewindow. “That’s Mr. Albert Yee,” she said.“Grandfather’s friend. And I agree, he is walkingfunny.”The Alden children lived with their grandfather, James Alden. After their parents died,the children had run away from home and lived ina boxcar in the woods. They thought that their grandfather, whom they had never met, was a verymean person. They didn’t want to live with him.But their grandfather found them and they saw he

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