Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. The only way they can stay together as a family is to make it on their own. So when the children find an abandoned boxcar in the woods, they decide to call it home—and become the Boxcar Children! Adapted from the feature film of the same name, this early reader allows children to step into reading with the story that launched the beloved Boxcar Children Mysteries.
About the Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner grew up in Putnam, Connecticut. She wrote The Boxcar Children and when readers asked for more adventures, Warner wrote more books—a total of 19 in all. After her death, other authors have continued to write stories about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden, and today the Boxcar Children series includes more than 100 installments. Largely self-taught, Shane Clester has been a professional illustrator since 2005. He began working in comics and storyboards before transitioning to children's books. He lives in Florida with his wife and two children.