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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The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

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The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

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:
9780807508527
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Boxcar Children Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
22,595
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(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.