just couldn't wait for the rain to stop. Why? She and
her friends were at her Uncle Andrew's fishing lodge in the Ozark
Mountains. Trixie and her friends had a club called "The
Bob-Whites. They liked working on special projects to try and
help where needed.
Trixie picked up a magazine and started to
read an article that caught her eye. It was an article about a
certain type of fish found in underground caves. The fish were
trapped by shifting earth and couldn't escape to the outside.
It was dark inside and through many generations their eyes became
mounds of flesh, then disappeared. The article went on to
state that scientists wanted to do an extensive study of these fish
to determine the effect of the environment on blindness and how
nature can help the animals adjust to blindness. What really
caught Trixie's eye was the fact that the magazine was willing to
pay $500 for live specimens of cave fish.
Andrew's housekeeper, warned Trixie that exploring caves could be
very dangerous. She also stated that some caves have sinkholes
in them. She told Trixie to wait and discuss this with her
As soon as the weather improved, Trixie and her
friends were on their way to find the cavefish. Do they
succeed? Are they in danger?
If you have read any of
the Trixie Belden books, we know that she is determined when she
wants to do something. This book is no different. It is
a very entertaining book for young readers 8-12 (I, as an adult,
enjoyed it also). Trixie Belden books are always loaded with a
kind of suspense that will keep the reader interested. Any
young reader who is a fan of mystery and suspense will love this
book. It is highly recommended.
REVIEWED BY NANCY
DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY