Reviews for Boxcar Children 14 : The Lighthouse Mystery

Booklist Reviews 2010 October #2
In this bare-bones graphic-novel adaptation of a Boxcar Children story, the Alden children move with their grandfather into a lighthouse and are given cause to wonder about a local fisherman's son as well as what is disturbing their own dog in the nighttime. Awkward art dangles the children's expressions between manga and unexplained sadness, while the original independence of the foursome in the text novels is undercut by Grandfather's regular interventions here. The attraction of a dependable cast and comfortable pacing makes this good for collections where the series has gained popularity. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.