Meet the Boxcar Children (The Adventures of Benny and Watch Series #1)

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As the youngest of the Boxcar Children, Benny is always ready with a funny comment, a question about the next meal, or a solution to a mystery. Let Benny and the Alden family's faithful dog, Watch, introduce younger readers to this magical series. In this first book of the series, readers learn Gertrude Chandler Warner's original story of the four orphaned children and their search for a new home.

Four orphaned children make a home for themselves in an abandoned ...

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Overview

As the youngest of the Boxcar Children, Benny is always ready with a funny comment, a question about the next meal, or a solution to a mystery. Let Benny and the Alden family's faithful dog, Watch, introduce younger readers to this magical series. In this first book of the series, readers learn Gertrude Chandler Warner's original story of the four orphaned children and their search for a new home.

Four orphaned children make a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar and are united with their grandfather.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Alexandria LaFaye
This easy-to-ready book shows just how far early readers have come since the days of Dick and Jane. Telling the story of four orphans who try to make their own way by using an abandoned boxcar as their home, this book has a narrative complexity unheard of in more traditional early reading books. Unfortunately, the narrative complexity occasionally hinders the book as a whole by leaving narrative gaps that limit the plausibility and depth of the story itself. The story is extremely far-fetched, but it's one that would interest young readers who dream of making it on their own or building their own forts. The detailed illustrations enhance the realism of the story and provide a greater depth to the characterization, which is narratively sparse. By no means flawless, this book does do a good job of illustrating the possibilities in creating realistic, entertaining, and complex early readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780791800
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Adventures of Benny and Watch Series , #1
  • Sales rank: 440,875
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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