#1079 The Mystery at the Mall created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Mystery at the Mall created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Mystery at the Mall created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Alden children get jobs at the mall in a store called Penny’s Emporium. As always, weird stuff starts happening. Doors get locked and stuff goes missing, including Benny’s coconut. Benny obviously isn’t happy about the absence of his coconut. What’s going on?

What I liked

Ah, the days when malls were cool. Going to the mall was a thing, an event; it’s not really that way anymore. My local mall used to have a carousel; it doesn’t anymore because it is a sad place with a giant Dick’s Sporting Goods.

What I didn’t like

Doesn’t anyone in these stories know about child labor laws? Benny is a little young to be working. In most places in the United States, at least, a kid has to be sixteen-ish, to even get a job. Some places will hire kids who are as young as fourteen, but it’s not that common.

Overall

Get in, Loser, we’re going shopping for cucumber-melon lotion at Bath and Body Works and mysteries.

Weigh In

Do you remember that time when going to the mall was a big deal?

How has the local mall in your area changed from the 90s to the current day?

About The Author

ashe

There's way too much to write in this tiny space, but let's be short about this. Ashe is the creator, maintainer, and writer of One-Elevenbooks and has been since 2011. She likes to make artwork and write novels. She also likes the outside, in general. Ashe has a BA in Fine Arts and a BS in Information Technology.

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