The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1)

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One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from." So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved story about four orphans who run away and find shelter in an abandoned boxcar. There they manage to live all on their own, and at last, find love and security from an unexpected source. The Boxcar Children has been eagerly passed from child to child and generation to generation for more than half a century. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes a ...
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Overview

One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from." So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved story about four orphans who run away and find shelter in an abandoned boxcar. There they manage to live all on their own, and at last, find love and security from an unexpected source. The Boxcar Children has been eagerly passed from child to child and generation to generation for more than half a century. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes a preface by Barbara Elleman, a biographical sketch of the author by Mary Ellen Ellsworth, and a collection of photographs and memorabilia. An evocative jacket painting by Linda Fennimore and original silhouettes by L. Kate Deal illustrate a family book to be treasured for years to come.\

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.\

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Even today, Gertrude Chandler Warner's classic Depression-era story of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden -- four hungry children who transform an abandoned boxcar into a home -- fascinates us because, regardless of age, we all long to be on our own. This 60th Anniversary Edition of Warner's classic sports a bright new cover and many new features but retains L. Kate Deal's original silhouettes.
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Children's NOTES Boxcar Children Redux Two titles mark a landmark anniversary of a classic series. The first, The Boxcar Children 60th Anniversary Edition by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by L. Kate Deal, contains the original text, with an introduction by Barbara Elleman, as well as a brief biography of the author, b&w photos and "An Open Letter to Children Who Ask How I Happened to Write The Boxcar Children," all contained in a handsomely designed volume. (Sept) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807508527
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 30,428
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, wrote bookss that were both easy and fun to read. This story, like the other 18 in the now-classic Boxcar Children series, which has sold over 3 million copies in paperback, features children solving problems and acting responsibly without the supervision of adults. Gertrude Chandler Warner was a lifelong resident of Putman, Connecticut, until her death in 1979 at the age of 89.
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Phyllis Newman began her career as a child entertainer in vaudeville. She later gained recognition as a gifted entertainer in many Broadway productions, earning a Tony Award for her role in Subways Are For Sleeping. Phyllis also appears on television series wuch as One Life To Live and "thirtysomething".\
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  • Posted November 25, 2009

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    The Boxcar Children is a story that will stay with the reader for years!

    I read this book as a child - only the first in the series - but it has been a favorite book for 40 years plus now! It delightfully engages the reader's imagination and holds you captive till the outcome. It was a must read for my children and they equally loved it. We highly recommend it.

    38 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    classic

    this is a classic and still one of my most favorite kids books i have ever read. i have never read the rest of the series. if you have never read this one, you should. it is a great story!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    myOWNperson55

    Dear reader, If you are asking yourself " should I really buy this book?", don't hesitate... buy it! It has excitement, adventure, and it's original. But, it is a pretty, short book. But it is very cheap too. What is it... 4 bucks? You make the decision yourself but I recommend you read it A NOTE FROM ME: Be you! Express YOUR inner character and find ways You can change the world! P.S. If you like my reviews( which have special "feel good" quotes) go to Nancy Drew books. I write reviews there.

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Good book

    I loved these books as a child and now i'm reading them as an adult.

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Boxcat children

    This is really amazing book.I could not stop reading it.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Awesome

    One of the best books iv ever read, and i have read lots of books. It was sooooooooooooooooooo good. Im gald he leant me that book!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children is a great book. My sister hates to read, but she likes these books.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Great!

    Great! Wonderful read!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Awsome

    It is like they went back in time for this. The rest are more modern.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    So good i cant even put it into words...kinda

    I have literley read this 12 times it is so good

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Hey I

    I love these books there awesome:)

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    They should make these books into a MOVIE!!

    I remember my sister and I reading these books when we were younger... I loved the adventure in it. I hope they make these books into a movie!! I would be thrilled to see this on the big screen!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Awesome

    I like all the adventure

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Buddha

    This book was amazing! It was so real!!! I read it in one day. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!! Please consider this affordable and wonderful book by my favorite childrens author.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Aweome book... one of my favorites

    Anyone who wants a good read should try this. Is not too expensive or to long, would recommend age 7-10/11 maybe. It's hard to keep track of all the books though, there are so many. Hope this helps!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Love This book

    If you like a good mystery yoy will LOVE The Boxcar Children i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much thanks Merissa

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    it was a great book

    its good because there are these 4 children that go on an adventure .
    there always trying to solve a mystery .

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Always good!

    I still love the boxcar children and will never forget what they mean to me. A must read for any young child, don't doubt this quartet of children and teir dog, they are alwats ready for adventure! -Teenreviews

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    The best mystery book The best mystery series ever.

    You should really read this book. It shows a lot of detail surprises. It may seem like its not but it really is a fantastic book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Boxcar children

    Iloved the book. I am a big mystery fan. My first grade teacher read them to us. And since I have been reading them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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