#891 The Giant Yo-yo Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Giant Yo-yo Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

 The Giant Yo-yo Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Aldens are poking their noses around again and get introduced to a furniture maker who is trying to make the world’s largest yo-yo in order to receive a world record. They put themselves to work right away. Things start happening though. Wood orders get cancelled. Plans disappear. Information about a previous attempt at the world record for largest yo-yo comes out. Turns out, someone else wanted to make a giant yo-yo and that person used to be friends with this guy. Who in the wide-world of yo-yos is sabotaging this effort to yo the largest yo?

What I liked

I liked that the author was able to create a bunch of drama surrounding a yo-yo.

What I didn’t like

I almost want to say, “Who cares?”

Sure, you can build a giant yo-yo for a world record, but don’t you have better things to do with your time? Would an object that heavy even function like a normal yo-yo? At some point, there’s going to be a trade-off between mass and the ability to yo, at least I imagine there would be. Does a furniture maker understand the physics behind this?

All of this drama seems a bit much for a darn yo-yo.


YOLO, so make a giant yo-yo.

Weigh in

Would you make a giant anything for a world record?

Has an inanimate object ever caused this much drama in your life?


Ashe is the primary author and creator of One-elevenbooks. The project was created in 2011 as a personal challenge to Ashe. She believes it has tremendously helped her writing and story telling skills. She hopes to one day get paid to sit in a corner and read and draw, but traveling is good too. Ashe is a life-long artist and writer with bachelor's degrees in Fine Arts and Information Technology.

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