Four children tasked with searching Professor Barton's large house for a valuable book hidden in a secret room discover they are not the only ones sleuthing....
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Mystery of the Hidden Book Reviews
Published in 1953, The Mystery of the Hidden Book has all the elements of a classic children's mystery: a stately home (mansion) with secret rooms or passageways, a responsible, intelligent main character with trusty sidekick (sibling, friend, or pet, or all three in this case), a missing object that must be found, and adventure. I cheered for the subtle mentions of the joy of reading. The mystery wasn't just about the missing book, but why it was valuable and important. And the title was one that many children can relate to and have read themselves - Robinson Crusoe.While today's young readers may not agree, I enjoyed the language you don't hear much nowadays: gee, spang, I'll be jiggered, mouth organ, jiminy, creepers. A refreshing change of pace from today's slang, so much of which seems to grate on me. A wholesome and quick read for a young mystery fan.