All aboard! The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise, and Aunt Sharon offers to take care of the family pets, Lox (the fish), Creamcheese (the cat) and Bagels, an energetic puppy with a talent for escaping. Trouble is, Bagels is up to his usual disappearing act. When he turns up unexpectedly on the cruise ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep Bagels hidden. But when an onboard mystery begins to unfold involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope, Bagels just might be able to help crack the case!
Bagels on Board is the third book in the series about Bagels Bernstein, following Bagels Come Home and Bagels the Brave.
On the heels of and comes the late Stuchner's third and final outing starring the Bernstein family and their pet dog, Bagels. After the Bernsteins win a free cruise thanks to their love of baked beans, siblings Josh (who narrates) and Becky find themselves caught up in a mystery that involves missing sausages, secret envelopes, and several suspicious-looking people on the cruise ship. Luckily, Bagels a "wild combination" of sheltie, whippet, and Jack Russell terrier sneaks on board to lend his own brand of help. Sharp, pithy dialogue and a playfully hyped-up sense of suspense, as Josh and Becky try to keep Bagels' presence a secret and keep tabs on the potential spies on the ship, make for a quick, funny mystery that's full of beans in more ways than one. Ages 7 9.