THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET DRAWER by Helen Fuller Orton

THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET DRAWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An honest to goodness mystery for this age group, by a dependable and favorite author, whose Mystery At The Old Place, Mystery At The Little Red Schoolhouse, and many others have been popular. She succeeds in creating a good, solid family, with neighbors, in giving accurate farming background on a mid-West wheat farm, in providing a well-thought out plot involving the disappearance of the all important wheat sale money which is somehow taken from the family Secret Drawer. The children turn detective, discover the thief, recover the money and find another secret hiding place in the house. Very successful attempt to meet the needs of this special audience. Simple, direct language. Well-spaced type; pleasant illustrations by Sandra James. Second to fourth grade readers.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1945
Publisher: Lippincott