The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1)

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner
     
 

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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

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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 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.\

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807508480
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Boxcar Children Series, #1
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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.
READER BIO:
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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The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 424 reviews.
EclecticReader50 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these books as a child and now i'm reading them as an adult.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really amazing book.I could not stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Boxcar Children is a great book. My sister hates to read, but she likes these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books there awesome:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is like they went back in time for this. The rest are more modern.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great! Wonderful read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like a good mystery yoy will LOVE The Boxcar Children i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much thanks Merissa
Martha Keeffe More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have literley read this 12 times it is so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
colemanstudent-COS More than 1 year ago
its good because there are these 4 children that go on an adventure . there always trying to solve a mystery .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iloved the book. I am a big mystery fan. My first grade teacher read them to us. And since I have been reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It realy is a classic. The books are fantastic for boys and girls of all ages. Each story has its own personal touch. I realy recomend them.-a big fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boxcar children rock
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book in the series!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It ROCKS!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book:) its the first boxcar children book i read.