Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.
The Mystery at the Crooked House (The Boxcar Children Series #79)by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens learn that their housekeeper has to sell her childhood home, the Crooked House, because she cannot afford to keep it. The Aldens learn that there is a riddle surrounding the house, and if the can solve it, there might be a treasure to be found!
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