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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#29 - Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery - Julie Campbell

Title:  Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery
Author:   Julie Campbell
Genre:  Kid Fiction
Rating:  B
Published:  1950
Dates:  6/16/16 – 6/21/16

Once upon a time Julie Campbell had this wonderful idea of a series of books starring Trixie Belden.  And what a wholesome inspiration it was.  So much so that a young lady began a website devoted to the series, challenging other young people to join, to enjoy and use their gifts of writing and story-telling.  As a result, fan fic with Trixie and the Bob-Whites have added a brand new dimension to the series about our favorite sleuth.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  The Red Trailer Mystery is only the second in the series and we haven’t met all of the characters yet.
In this book that I’m re-reading, Trixie and Honey together with Miss Trask, their chauffeur go off to find Jim, the runaway from book one.  We met them all in the beginning.  Their personalities are blooming and growing and their repertoire for helping others less fortunate is an inspiration.  Not only do we find Trixie and Honey in hot pursuit of Jim but also of a band of trailer thieves.  Again, the story line is so natural, never contrived and you are there with them, horseback riding to summer camps where Jim may have applied for work, or swimming with some campers, one of which is Honey’s cousin, Ben, who we’ll meet under different circumstances in another book.
Obstacles are always in the way, it seems.  Honey’s spaniel puppy, Bud, goes missing, Miss Trask burns her hand and cannot drive and Mrs. Smith’s locket disappears.  Despite all the ups and downs, Trixie and Honey prevail.  Read, listen to on CD or download to another listening device and enjoy finding out how this book plays out.   

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