The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children

Book - 2002
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Orphaned and alone but determined to stay together, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden set off on their own and turned an abandoned boxcar into their home. The Boxcar Children, published over sixty-five years ago in 1942, has captured the imaginations of generations of readers. This Collector's Edition features the original artwork plus additional information about Gertrude Chandler Warner's life and work as it appeared in the 60th Anniversary Edition.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : A. Whitman Company, 2002.
Edition: 60th anniversary ed.
Copyright Date: ©1942.
ISBN: 9780807508503
Characteristics: 163 pages :,illustrations, map, portraits ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Deal, L. Kate - Illustrator


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Jan 10, 2018

This book is a great kickoff to the "Boxcar Children" series. If you have seen the movie read the book!

This tells the story of four good-natured, independent kids finding their way after escaping cruel guardians. It is an easy read but almost too simple; I am used to reading clever & quirky authors but this is very straightforward. I would recommend this to any child just starting out in J level books.

Jun 12, 2016

It's a RELLY GOOD book and it is a good series

Jan 29, 2016

my 4th grade son loved reading this book.

Nov 03, 2015

great read for youth. novel I still remember. I see the library has other "Boxcar Children" mystery novels/DVDs written using the same children for new adventures.

Jul 06, 2014

The four children said they didn't like their uncle to the bakers wife who found them in the bakery.
They over-heard the baker and bakers wife saying that they wanted to keep the three older children and sell the youngest one to a children house.

When they heard that they said that they must run away. So during the night they snuck out of the bakery and ran away.
Early in the morning the four children heard something. It was the baker and the bakers wife! They had woken up in the morning to find the four children gone! So they had come looking for them.

Again they over-heard them talking, and this time the wife said" they can't walk all the way to Silver city". Then the baker said" we will only search in Green wood now". The wife also said" only Green wood and then we are going back.
The children knew they had to go as far as Silver city or the baker and his wife will find them.

Soon they came upon a old boxcar and they decided to live in it. They loved it there.

This is the best book I have ever read in my life! Well at least so far.
You should totally read it!

Apr 25, 2013

My son loves this book and he wants to read more books in this series.

bec314wis May 17, 2012

I loved this book when I was a child and now I'm reading it to my son and he loves it too!

Feb 27, 2012

It is a very good book!

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