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To the left is my book cover collage of the entire Trixie Belden series: Golden Press #1-34 (oval) and #35-39 (square). The center image is from the Whitman hard cover cameo format of #12 Mystery of the Blinking Eye (my favourite story). If you are interested in seeing (larger) pictures of the Trixie Belden series formats (dust jacket, cellophane/glossy, cameo, deluxe, plain, oval, square) there is a link further down on this page.

Most of the tidbits here are less general, more on the trivia side, so it is assumed you already have a basic knowledge of the series. All information contains book and page number references. Each have been taken from Golden Press paperback formats: #1-34 (oval) and #35-39 (square). If the subject is mentioned again, that reference will follow in brackets by (book-page).

 

 

 

Trixie Belden RE-ISSUES

The series was reissued by Random House, starting in 2003. You saw a sneak peak of the new covers for issues 1 & 2 right here, on October 30, 2002. The artwork is by Michael Koelsch, a veteran illustrator of young adult book covers. The cover illustrations were painted from photoshoots with models, based on the look the art director of the publishing house wanted to take.

June 26, 2003 - I picked up my copies of the first two books today. I thought I would have to special order them, but when I went into McNally Robinson (a great local book store) on Monday to do so, the lady in the children's section told me they knew about the re-issue and that they had already been ordered. On Tuesday they phoned to say the books were in stock. My books were published "simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto." I was disappointed to find out they are cellophane "glossies."

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On the left is the artwork for cover #5 and on the right, the published cover. At the time I received a copy of the artwork (July 31, 2003), there are still "some minor changes on this one (i.e. fixing the clubhouse to look more like the old drawings in the book, etc.) but it's close to finish."

October 14, 2004 - Book numbers 8 and 9 are published, but I thought you might like to see the original artwork. As well, here is the artwork for numbers 12 and 13. Click on either of the pictures to take you to the larger versions of all 4 images.

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Trixie Belden Paper Doll

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May 9, 2003 - I picked up this Trixie Belden paper doll box set at an antiques and collectibles show for $5.00 (Canadian). It is in very good condition! It includes the paper (cardboard) Trixie doll with plastic stand and a 22 piece wardrobe. (The majority of clothes are dresses; there's even a pink one! There are no jeans, either, only 'bell bottom' slacks.) It has a copyright date of 1979, Whitman item #7409D. I have seen this exact U.S. set, but this one is a Canadian issue with both English and French on the box.

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The "YEARs" follow Trixie's age. When we begin the series, the ages of the original Bob-Whites are: Trixie 13, Honey 13, Mart 14, Jim 15 (just), Brian 15 (and 3/4).

Title

Book

Page

Particulars

YEAR 1

Mansion

1

14

July

Red Trailer

2

24

July

Gatehouse

3

13

(starts) August 22, Tuesday

Mysterious Visitor

4

14-15

Last week of October

Glen Road

5

13

Before Thanksgiving (November) (p.71 the 16th)

Arizona

6

16

Christmas holidays (in Arizona)

Mysterious Code

7

161

Pre-Valentine's Day (beginning of February)

Black Jacket

8

16

Late February (the ice carnival takes place on Feb.27)

Happy Valley

9

14, 43

Spring vacation, April (in Iowa)

Marshland

10

13

End of April (ends on Trixie's birthday, May 1, p.212)

YEAR 2

Bob-White Cave

11

49

Summer (in Missouri Ozarks)

Blinking Eye

12

92

August (in New York City)

Up until this point, the books have followed an orderly timeframe. Suddenly, Time Warps abound. It's back to the beginning of summer vacation in #13 - again in #19 - again in #35 - and again in #38 (Trixie remains 14). In between, the calendar bounces to and fro. Perhaps, apart from Time Warps, there are some Parallel Universes going on here, as well.

Cobbett's Island

13

18

First vacation day (beginning of summer holidays)

Emeralds

14

13

Summer (in Virginia)

Mississippi

15

16

Summer (in St. Louis)

Missing Heiress

16

51

Late summer

Uninvited Guest

17

68

End of July (book ends August 6)

Phantom Grasshopper

18

21

October

Unseen Treasure

19

13

Beginning of summer (10 days ago was June 3, p.77) and into July (p.86)

Old Telegraph Road

20

28

Close to Mother's Day (ends the day before Mother's Day, p.202)

Castaway Children

21

16

August

Mead's Mountain

22

21

Christmastime - Saturday, December 26 is coming up (ends New Years Eve) (in Vermont)

Queen's Necklace

23

18

Summer (in London)

Saratoga

24

84

August (in Saratoga)

Sasquatch

25

16

August (in Idaho)

Headless Horseman

26

119

Fall

Ghostly Galleon

27

16

October (in the Catskills)

Hudson River

28

25

October (ends Halloween night, p.198)

Velvet Gown

29

34

January 3

Midnight Marauder

30

17

March

Maypenny's

31

15

September

Whispering Witch

32

14-15

Weekend before Thanksgiving, November

Vanishing Victim

33

205

Summer

Missing Millionaire

34

44

August

Memorial Day Fire

35

title

Memorial Day (end of May), into June (p.75)

Antique Doll

36

26

Last week it was Halloween (November) (partially in Paris)

Pet Show

37

10

First day back at school after 2 weeks winter vacation (January)

Indian Burial Ground

38

10

only a few more days of school left (into summer vacation again: June/July)

Galloping Ghost

39

14

summer (in Minnesota)

Kathy K has followed this timeline through and made a great page entitled If Trixie Had Aged, How Old Would She Be? Cumulative ages of the other Bob-Whites, Bobby and Regan are also given. Note: Sadly the link is no longer working and I took it off, but I kept in this paragraph as it was a great concept.



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Book

Page

Particulars

BIRTHDAYS

Trixie Belden

3

39

May 1

Honey Wheeler

10

16

She was a few weeks younger (than Trixie or Di). (date otherwise unknown)

Jim Frayne

1

196

This month (July)

Brian Belden

3

39

October. We find out in #28 (p.75) that he is a Libra, but "close enough to a Scorpio." Libra ends October 22 or 23, depending on which reference you look at.

Thanks to great detective work by Denise H., we now know that Brian's birthday must be October 22. On page 89, Trixie is finishing her Saturday morning chores - 3 days after Brian had collapsed at his birthday dinner. The following Friday is Halloween (pp 175-176), thereby making his birthday fall on the 22nd.

Mart Belden

3

40

June 1

Diana Lynch

14

69

"My birthday is next week." Most likely July, as in #13 (after a backwards time warp from #11 & #12) they were "just out of school" and Cobbett's Island was for 10 days and a little later this trip to Virginia, also about 10 days duration, and in #15 Di is away "for a month"

Helen Belden

3

172

Monday is her birthday. (The book started on Tuesday, August 22, therefore that would make it August 28.)

Mrs. Wheeler

18

131

Honey: "My mother's birthday is this week." (October)

OTHER

Tom's and Celia's wedding

5

71

Sunday, November 15. This reference point is actually for November 16, the day after the storm. Celia and Tom got married the day before. It was a Sunday, the same day Fleagle quit (p. 83). The ceremony was at noon (p.16).

Juliana's and Hans's wedding

17

56

on Friday, August 6 at "half after four o'clock"



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Who

Introduced

Particulars

BOB-WHITES

Trixie Belden

1

Super sleuth, her hunches are usually correct but nobody ever believes her

Honey Wheeler

1

Trixie's best friend and partner, she's a peace-maker and tactful as can be

Jim Frayne

1

Old Mr. Frayne's grandnephew and Honey's adopted brother, the "most wonderful boy" Trixie knows

Brian Belden

3

The oldest, everything he knows or does well is explained by the fact that he's going to be a doctor

Mart Belden

3

Uses big words and likes to tease Trixie, he's 11 months older than her

Diana Lynch

4

Beautiful but not very deep

Dan Mangan

8

Regan's nephew, he's often not around. His biggest role, apart from this intro, is in #14

IMMEDIATE FAMILIES

Helen Belden

1

"Moms" is a great cook, forever giving into Trixie "just this once"

Peter Belden

1

He's always wondering when the meal is going to be served but never lifts a finger to help, except to do the carving

Bobby Belden

1

The perpetual 6 year old, often annoying

Matthew Wheeler

2

Honey's father, he's rich, travels a great deal and provides the Bob-Whites with many opportunities for travel also

Madeleine Wheeler

2

Honey's mother, she isn't very strong, accompanies her husband on all his travels

Mr. Lynch

4

Di's jolly father, he has a more prominent part in #14

Mrs. Lynch

4

Her biggest speaking lines are in #7 (p.165-167)

Larry and Terry

7

Di's young twin brothers (Di also has younger twin sisters - do we ever find out their names?)

KNOWN RELATIVES (LIVING and NAMED)

Bill Regan

1

Dan's uncle, he's 22 years old (3-15)

Ben Riker

2

Honey's cousin, a practical joker, he shows up again #5 and #20

Aunt Alicia

3

Belden kids' aunt, mentioned a few times but we never meet. We find out she's a maternal aunt in #4 (p.105) and then we find out she's a paternal aunt in #8 (p.28) Omigosh! What does this say about Moms & Dad??

Grandfather Lynch

4

He "just had his sixtieth birthday". (p.61)

Monty Wilson

6

Di's (maternal) uncle, runs a dude ranch in Arizona

Andrew Belden

9

Peter Belden's unmarried brother, we meet him again in #11

Grandma

10

The Lynch kids are going to visit her (p.41). We can assume this is a paternal grandmother since both Mrs. Lynch's parents are dead.

Uncle Mart

11

Belden kids' uncle, we never meet him, but we find out he lives in Philadelphia (p.163) with Aunt Alicia 
NOTE: In the Deluxe HC (p.196) and the Cameo HC (p.213) the note from Moms says "Aunt Helen" NOT "Aunt Alicia"... so Uncle Mart must be a brother... Aunt Helen is never mentioned in the paperbacks

Juliana Maasden

16

Jim's cousin, in #17 she marries Hans Vorwald, an attorney from Amsterdam

Harold Belden

17

Peter Belden's brother who lives in Idaho, father of Hallie, Knut and Cap. We never actually meet him.

Hallie Belden

17

She's 1 year younger than Trixie, we meet her again in #25

Knut Belden

25

His full name is Knutson, p.36

Cap Belden

25

His full name is Capelton, p.15



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Trixie

Honey

Jim

Brian

Mart

Diana

Dan

Bobby

1

13 (p.15)

-

15 (p.196)

15 (p.44)

-

-

-

-

2

13 (p.18)

13 (p.18)

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.205)

3

13 (p.39)

13 (p.204)

15 (p.15)

15 (p.39)

14 (p.40)

-

-

-

4

13 (p.13)

13 (p.14)

15 (p.21)

16 (p.21)

-

13 (p.45)

-

6 (p.18)

5

13 (p.14)

13 (p.14)

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.15)

6

13 (p.13)

-

-

16 (p.14)

-

13 (p.14)

-

6 (p.14)

7

13 (p.14)

13 (p.21)

15 (p.21)

16 (p.16)

-

13 (p.22)

-

6 (p.21)

8

13 (p.13)

13 (p.17)

15 (p.17)

16 (p.19)

-

-

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6 (p.13)

9

13 (p.14)

13 (p.14)

15 (p.14)

16 (p.14)

14 (p.14)

13 (p.14)

-

6 (p.17)

10

13 almost 14 (p.13) birthday (p.212)

13 (p.14)

-

16 (p.14)

-

13 (p.16)

-

6 (p.18)

11

14 (p.16)

14 (p.16)

-

almost 17 (p.16)

15 (p.13)

14 (p.16)

-

-

12

14 (p.13)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.47)

13

14 (p.22)

-

-

-

15 (p.15)

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

-

-

birthday (p.235)

-

-

15

14 (p.13)

the youngest (p.141)

-

-

-

14 (p.17)

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

14 (p.17)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

-

-

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17 (p.14)

15 (p.19)

-

-

6 (p.31)

19

-

-

-

17 (p.14)

-

-

-

6 (p.15)

20

14 (p.144)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.108)

21

-

-

-

-

15 (p.40)

-

-

6 (p.18)

22

14 (p.15)

14 (p.15)

-

14 (p.15)

-

6 (p.127)

23

-

-

-

17 (p.16)

15 (p.16)

-

-

6 (p.13)

24

14 (p.162)

14 (p.162)

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.16)

25

14 (p.28)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

26

14 (p.13)

14 (p.14)

-

-

15 (p.17)

14 (p.18)

-

6 (p.29)

27

14 (p.14)

14 (p.14)

17 (p.14)

17 (p.14)

15 (p.14)

-

-

6 (p.25)

28

-

-

-

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-

-

-

6 (p.14)

29

14 (p.13)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.22)

30

14 (p.14)

14 (p.15)

-

17 (p.19)

-

-

-

6 (p.17)

31

14 (p.13)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

32

14 (p.17)

14 (p.17)

-

17 (p.16)

15 (p.16)

-

-

6 (p.15)

33

-

-

-

17 (p.14)

-

-

-

6 (p.71)

34

14 (p.147)

-

-

17 (p.147)

15 (p.147)

-

-

6 (p.39)

35

14 (p.184)

14 (p.184)

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.13)

36

14 (p.9)

-

-

17 (p.13)

-

-

-

6 (p.12)

37

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.26)

38

14 (p.9)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.10)

39

14 (p.9)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 (p.13)

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http://members.shaw.ca/trixiebelden/tb_star2.gif It's Brian's birthday but we do not know how old he's turning. He's 17 in #27 and in #30. He shouldn't be turning 18 if Trixie is still 14, so perhaps this is a time warp backwards, fitting somewhere between "almost 17" in #11 and being 17 in #18 & #27 (which both also take place in October).

http://members.shaw.ca/trixiebelden/tb_star3.gif This is the only reference ever made to Dan's age, and if we look at where he is in school, we are even less enlightened: After starting off in Mart's class (8-80), he is in the same class with Jim and Brian (9-16/17) , he and Mart are sophomores (26-18), he is in Brian's chemistry class (27-21), he is in Brian's social studies class (31-54).



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Some of these are familiar, others mentioned in passing. I really didn't use any specific criteria for deciding what made it in.

Name

Book

Page

Particulars

NAMES

James Winthrop Frayne II

1

46

Jim - Or, perhaps the III (36-13)

Queenie

1

18

Old Mr. Frayne's little black game hen

Water Witch

1

109

Rowboat on Wheelers' lake, Honey names it (19-61)

Miss Lefferts

1

168

Honey's awful governess before Miss Trask

Autoville

2

25

Trailer camp in upstate New York where they stayed while looking for Jim

Schoolgirl Shamuses

3

40

First mentioned by Jim, it became a common phrase among the B.W.G. boys to refer to Trixie and Honey. But what's this?? It's used by Sgt. Molinson (35-178)

Bob-Whites of the Glen (The B.W.G.'s)

3

157-159

Honey's idea to form a club; first name ideas were Riders of the Glen (Mart), Glen Road Robins (Honey). Bob-Whites was Jim's idea. The jackets were to be red with white cross-stitching, which Honey made.

Madeleine G. Wheeler

3

180

Honey, named after her mother

Beatrix

7

25

Trixie

St. Nicholas

7

69

Name of magazine that contained mysterious code

Spencer family

7

76

Owned Manor House before the Wheelers, they had it built

Spotty

8

28

China cat, a family antique, that Bobby broke

The Cowhands

8

173

Name of Dan's old gang

Troglichthys rosae

11

209

Cave fish found by B.W.G.'s, although not the Amplyopsis spelaeus they were looking for

B and J

12

150

'Bone and Joint', Dr. Joe Reed's railroad

The Moorings

13

31

Where the B.W.G.'s stayed on Cobbett's Island (a.k.a. the old Condon place)

Rosewood Hall

14

29

Where the emeralds were hidden, now in ruins, which Mr. Lynch bought and is going to restore

Briar Hall

16

31

Honey's boarding school before coming to Sleepyside

Katje (Kate) Vanderheiden

16

35

Jim's mother's name

Hoppy

18

14

Town Hall weathervane

WSTH

18

25

Local radio station (35-31) (37-96)

Johnson

20

46

Helen Belden's maiden name

Purple Turnip

22

118

Vegetarian restaurant in Groverville

Hart

23

24

Mrs. Wheeler's maiden name

Marge (Margery)

23

115

Miss Trask

Joan Stinson

24

167

The girl Regan was in love with

Gadfly

24

42

Horse Regan was accused of drugging

Tank

25

53

Old prospector, known by the Belden cousins, his real name is Anders Anderson. "Ay tank de tistles be tick dis year."

Lien-Ting

26

183

Jade goddess on ebony pedestal, owned by Mr. Lynch, she had a small crack in her right arm (p.187)

Pirate's Inn

27

19

Miss Trask's childhood home

Lucy Radcliffe

27

28

Character in Trixie's mystery novels

Cosmo McNaught

27

29

Character in Mart's science fiction books

Sea Fox

27

69

Phantom galleon that appears whenever something awful is about to hit one of the Trasks

Clarence

27

78

Life-sized manikin owned by Mr. Appleton

Campus Clarion

29

118

School newspaper (30-39)

Miss Lonelyheart

30

76

Mart, taken over by one of the school counsellors (p.208)

Wendell

30

153

Sergeant Molinson's first name

Sara Sligo

32

27

Ghost who supposedly haunted Lisgard House

Gunnar Bjorkland

39

69

He was hung for stealing a cow

NUMBERS

Sleepyside 60303

3

210

Wheelers' phone number

75 cents

3

215

Cost of cab from Sleepyside to Manor House (approx 2 miles)

291 Hawthorne Street

4

125

Crummy hotel run by a shady character named Olyfant

300 acres

5

26

Size of Wheeler game preserve

Sleepyside 96870

7

78

Phone number of Sleepyside Sun

$59.72

13

18

Trixie's college fund, lying safe and sound in the bank

$10.00

13

22

Cost of Trixie's new bathing suit

214 Glen Road

17

97

Address of Ten Acres

10 cents

20

122

Cost of phone call

431 West Second Street

35

38

Robert's Trophy Shop, that blowed up real good on Memorial Day

OTHER

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84

S.O.S.



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Who/What

Book

Page

Particulars

HIDDEN TALENTS

Honey

3

24

Gem expert (with naked eye yet): "Daddy taught me how to tell the difference between real gems and imitations." And again (14-192), this time Trixie, Honey and Di know fake emeralds from real.

Mart

8

49

"When it comes to skating, speed skating particularly, Mart's about the nearest to a professional I've ever seen."

Jim

11

68

Jim pulled his harmonica out of his pocket

Jim

13

215

Training in boxing now stood him in good stead

Diana

15

141

"I wish Diana could be here, too. We could use her. She can almost read people's minds at times, can't she?"

Mart

16

148

"How about getting your guitar, Mart?"

Peter Belden

17

80

Picked up the ukulele kept from his own young years

Helen Belden

18

84

Amazingly good at tongue twisters

Helen Belden

20

37

Was an art major

Diana

38

45

She was such a good artist

PERSONAL

Brian

3

45

Brian skipped the third grade

Trixie

3

72

Loves onions

Regan

3

202

Wild about wrestling matches

Honey

4

103

Has a phobia about spiders AND snakes (p.107)

Miss Trask

5

28

Likes to take long walks in the pouring rain, spurning an umbrella

Diana

5

136

Likes country songs

Mr. Belden

8

130

Loves peppermint ice cream

Mr. Belden

13

23

Favourite colour is blue

Beldens

17

178

Have 3 telephones

Trixie

34

26

Likes strawberry pop

MISCELLANEOUS

Royal blue and gold

4

164

The Lynch decor (17-76)



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Who

Book

Page

Particulars

BELDEN

Laundry service

1

94

The big laundry truck lumbered into the Belden driveway

16

117

Trixie: "I was supposed to pay the laundryman this morning and he didn't come."

WHEELER

Miss Trask

1

28

RECURRING CHARACTER, she manages Manor House and is always such a good sport

Regan

1

30

RECURRING CHARACTER, the Wheelers' groom, he's always after the Bob-Whites to exercise the horses (but what's this??? there's a single reference to "assistant grooms", 10-103)

Celia

1

166

RECURRING CHARACTER, dainty, blond maid, she marries Tom Delanoy in #5

Gardener

3

46

Gallagher, who quit. The next gardener was Nailor, p.55. The gardener is Mike (10-103) but it's possible this is Nailor's first name

Helen

3

102

New maid

Cook

3

133

They've had 6 different ones since Rachel quit. The latest cook quits (5-75)

Marjorie

3

133

Maid

Winnie

3

163

Laundress, she's married and lives in town (named on p.37 but we don't find out she's the laundress until here)

Tom Delanoy

3

213

RECURRING CHARACTER, the second chauffeur, a good friend to the Bob-Whites, he used to work at the Cameo (the first chauffeur was Dick, p.52, who turned out to be a bad guy)

Mr. Maypenny

5

225

RECURRING CHARACTER, the second gamekeeper, sort of a hermit, provides a home for Dan, makes the world's best hunter's stew (the first gamekeeper was Fleagle, p.27)

Bob Murphy

16

132

Mr. Wheeler's pilot (22-29) (36-77)

LYNCH

NOTE: 17-50 explains the rehiring of the servants which were fired at the end of #4 (p.231)

Harrison

4

23

Lynch butler, he appears occasionally, is most notably part of #26

2 Nurses

4

18

For the twins

Chauffeur

4

26

Mrs. Bruger

7

204

Cleaning woman

Cook

26

27

um... cook



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Each category below is divided into two parts. Part (A)'s are owned by the Bob-Whites and/or their families. Part (B)'s are other people's or, as in the case with vehicles, were temporarily used.

Who

Book

Page

Particulars

HORSES (A)

Jupiter (Jupe)

1

30

Mr. Wheeler's big, black gelding (Jim)

Lady

1

32

Mrs. Wheeler's dapple gray mare (Honey)

Strawberry

1

35-36

Honey's horse, a strawberry roan, who "tossed his head and pranced", (mare, 10-141) (Mart)

Starlight

3

27

Newly acquired chestnut gelding (mare, 8-123) (Brian)

Susie

3

121

Miss Trask's sweet little black mare (Trixie)

Spartan

8

94

Handsome 25-year-old roan who can dance because he used to be in a circus (16-54) (Dan)

Sunny

16

20

Di's silver and gold palomino, who "raised his head"

HORSES (B)

Belle

1

178

Mr. Lytell's gray, sway-backed mare

Prince

2

63

Quiet black horse who Trixie rode while searching for Jim

Peanuts

2

63

Chestnut gelding who Honey rode while searching for Jim

Thunderer

8

40

Regan is bandaging his cut leg

Brownie

8

60

Mr. Maypenny's old mare

Nancy

9

40

Gentle mare at Happy Valley Farm

Satan's Baby

9

40

Roan firebrand at Happy Valley Farm

Black Giant

9

40

Huge black stallion at Happy Valley Farm

Mr. Pony

18

31

Small Shetland pony Regan was training for a friend of Mr. Wheeler

Wicky

21

97

Short for Wickcliff, Davy Dodge's black Shetland pony

Black Prince

23

189

Handsome black stallion owned by Mr. Hart of Hartfield House, Stratford, England

Gadbox

24

118

Thoroughbred, son of Gadfly out of Jack-In-The-Box, owned by Mr. Worthington and later turned over to Carl Stinson

Mur-Elda

39

58

Arabian mare at Murrows' ranch that Trixie rode

Mur-Hadj

39

58

Arabian mare at Murrows' ranch that Honey rode

Al-Adeen

39

59

Prized Arabian stallion at Murrows' ranch

PETS (A)

Reddy

1

18

Beldens' (particularly Bobby's) totally undisciplined auburn Irish setter

Buddy

1

22

Honey's fat black cocker spaniel - she gave him to Sally (2-217). However, he magically is present at the Manor House in #19 (p.18-19).

Patch

3

18

Jim's newly acquired black and white springer spaniel puppy

Oscar

10

39

Bobby's chameleon

Cheerio

14

65

Jim's gray catbird

PETS (B)

Laddie

2

100

Large collie owned by Mary and Nat Smith

Jimmy

2

100

Thieving crow owned by Nat Smith

Cat (unnamed)

8

110

Mr. Lytell's big ol' tomcat

Betsy

9

27

Mother cow at Happy Valley farm whose calf was lost

Tip and Tag

9

29

Brown and white collies at Happy Valley farm

Blackie

9

66

Huge black cat at Happy Valley farm who just had kittens

Midnight

9

133

Orphan lamb at Happy Valley farm

Moses

9

190

Setter puppy rescued from the flood

Mr. Poo

10

30

Small white poodle owned by Gaye Hunya

Shem and Japheth

11

23

Mrs. Annie Moore's mules

Martha

11

23

Mrs. Annie Moore's cow

Jacob

11

27

Linnie's black and tan coonhound

Nancy

21

149

Goat at the old Dutch barn

Loverly

25

63

Tank's pet skunk

Henry the Eighth

26

53

Black Persian owned by Rose Crandall of Sleepyside Hollow

Houdini

37

50

Hamster entered in pet show who got out of his cage 3 times

VEHICLES (A)

Beldens

3

44

Ancient Ford roadster

3

44

Station wagon, which "had been christened the Buggy 3 years ago when a queen bee had chosen its interior as a perfect place to swarm." (13-17)

5

234

Brian's jalopy that he bought from Mr. Lytell for $50.00

13

16

Brian's out in the barn working on an old rattletrap car he towed home yesterday.

14

64

"The Queen not only doesn't have a muffler but also... she didn't have a back seat." (referring to one of Brian's cars)

35

31

Maroon sedan

Wheelers

2

15

House trailer, the Silver Swan

3

26

Midnight blue sedan

3

37

Station wagon and Ford

15

105

He (Jim) had a speedboat of his own on the Hudson

16

15

Brand-new Continental sedan, shiny and blue, glittering with chrome (the station wagon is given to the B.W.G.'s)

36

65

Limousine

Lynches

4

66

Big, shiny limousine

14

73

New convertible (Mrs. Lynch's) and a station wagon

17

41

Cadillac

VEHICLES (B)

Lemon-colored convertible

5

170

Owned by Ben Riker

Icebox

13

74

Peter Kimball's jalopy

Star Fire

13

99

Peter Kimball's sleek black sailboat

Catfish Princess

15

36

Towboat B.W.G.'s rode on the Mississippi

Comet

15

103

Motor boat owned by Bob that was to transport the B.W.G.'s back to St. Louis

Blue Volkswagen

16

76

Juliana's car

Tan Van

22

36

Beige Volkswagen van rented in Vermont

Maroon Saloon

23

92

Dark red sedan rented in England



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Click on the small map above to get the larger version (caution 107K).



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Click on the heading above to take a side-trip to my project on the first book of the series, The Secret of the Mansion. It is a comparison on the wording differences between the original Whitman hardcover dust jacket format, 1948 and the Golden paperback oval format, 1977.



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Gleeps

Jeepers

First appears in book #3 where it is said 7 times, all by Mart. Trixie first says it in #4 but only once. It is not almost exclusively "her" word until #8.

First appears in book #7 where it is said 7 times (by Trixie 5 times, as well as once by Brian and once by Mart). Trixie says it the majority of times after this.

After #3, it appears in every book (except #12) at least once.

After #7, its appearance comes and goes. It doesn't appear after #32.

The Bob-Whites say a group Gleeps 3 times. Trixie and Honey also share a Gleeps once.

There is no group Jeepers.

Diana says it individually only once.

Diana never says it.

Neither Dan, Brian nor Honey say it individually.

Dan never says it.

Uncle Andrew says it once.

Paul Trent says it once. So does Ned.

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The highest occurrence is in #18 at 14 times, followed closely by #28 at 13.

The highest occurrence is in #28 at 21 times, followed closely by #13 at 20.

The total count for the series is 186.

The total count for the series is 203.

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This is everything you never wanted to know about Gleeps but were afraid to ask.

This is everything you never wanted to know about Jeepers but were afraid to ask.



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Follow this link to see book cover pictures of the Trixie Belden series. (Click on the "Covers" title above.) The first page contains covers of the dust jacket, cellophane/glossy, cameo, deluxe, plain and 2003 formats. The second page has the oval and square formats.



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How much do you know about Trixie et al? See if you know enough to advance from one page to the next. This is the quiz I used to have at the "Cool Quiz" site but I thought it was too cumbersome to play there. Most of the questions are the same; some new ones have been added. Additions on the fourth page include some image questions (more to come).


 


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Page 2 contains the following headings:

Lists: Orphan Annies, Alicia's Allocation, Reasons A-Plenty, 
Keeping It Clean, Is There a DOCTOR in the house??

People: Citizens, Teachers/Classmates, The Law, Bad Guys 
Places: Landmarks, Glen Road & Vicinity, Sleepyside, Sleepyside Businesses 

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