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Friday, July 15, 2016

#37 - Trixie Belden and the Mystery in Arizona - Julie Campbell

Title:  Trixie Belden and the Mystery in Arizona
Author:   Julie Campbell
Genre:  Kid
Category:  Fiction
Rating:  B
Published:  1958 - originally
Dates:  7/7/16 – 7/14/16
Pages:  252

The last of the Julie Campbell books though not the series, Trixie and the Bob-Whites of the Glen (BWGs) venture to Arizona to visit Di’s real Uncle Monty.   As part of getting to go, Trixie must be tutored by Jim and Brian in English and Math so she’ll be ready to pass the mid-terms.  Though, of course, a mystery or two get in the way of Trixie’s homework away from home, she manages, under Jim and Brian’s tutelage to work her way through and come out feeling good about her progress.  And the mysteries tend to solve themselves.  The BWGs help Uncle Monty out when the help quit and through their efforts engage other guests to participate in aiding the endeavor and also become happier in the process.  Great pulling together of clues and characters.  Nice way to end the six stories over a six month period of adventures.  And lots of information about Arizona and Tucson area and history of the natives – both Mexican and Navaho.

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