The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children

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The New York Times -bestselling tale of four orphaned siblings who will do anything to stick together, featuring more than thirty original illustrations. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden take care of one another. They have no parents, no other family--except for a grandfather they don't care to see--and no home ... until the night they find the boxcar. Old, rusty, lonely, and abandoned in the woods, it's the perfect home for four brave children on their own. Through hard work and courage, the Aldens begin to build a life full of fun and adventure. But when they're faced with a problem they can't solve themselves, they're forced to look for adult help -- and will find it in the most unlikely ally. Hailed by School Library Journal as one of the top 100 children's novels of all time, Gertrude Chandler Warner's story has delighted generations of young readers and launched a long-running series and an animated film featuring her fearless foursome. Now, new and old fans alike can delight in the timeless book that started it all, featuring illustrations by L. Kate Deal.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Albert Whitman and Company,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781453231272
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Jul 04, 2019

It is a great book. I like it because the children made themselves a home in the boxcar.

May 29, 2019

I love the Boxcar Children Series! I like how the children are kind to each other.

Apr 05, 2019

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May 22, 2018

I've been going back and reading some of my favorite books from my childhood, and this series is definitely in my top five for this age group. They're a really easy read, and captivating for all ages, even adults!

Jan 10, 2018

This book is a great kickoff to the "Boxcar Children" series. If you have seen the movie read the book!

Feb 04, 2017

This is a wonderful book. I love it ! Be sure to read the before-the-first one about their life before their parents died.

SaraLovesBooks Oct 25, 2016

The first book of The Boxcar Children is amazing. The story is touching and sad, while the four children figure out how to survive and make a home after their parents die. I have always loved this book, and think it's a great addition to any children's library.

Jun 12, 2016

It's a RELLY GOOD book and it is a good series

Jan 29, 2016

my 4th grade son loved reading this book.

Jul 06, 2014

The four children said they didn't like their uncle to the bakers wife who found them in the bakery.
They over-heard the baker and bakers wife saying that they wanted to keep the three older children and sell the youngest one to a children house.

When they heard that they said that they must run away. So during the night they snuck out of the bakery and ran away.
Early in the morning the four children heard something. It was the baker and the bakers wife! They had woken up in the morning to find the four children gone! So they had come looking for them.

Again they over-heard them talking, and this time the wife said" they can't walk all the way to Silver city". Then the baker said" we will only search in Green wood now". The wife also said" only Green wood and then we are going back.
The children knew they had to go as far as Silver city or the baker and his wife will find them.

Soon they came upon a old boxcar and they decided to live in it. They loved it there.

This is the best book I have ever read in my life! Well at least so far.
You should totally read it!

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Apr 06, 2013

4 children's become orphans overnight and they are supposed to go and stay with their grandfather. However the children runaway and are forced to survive on their own, so they find a boxcar to reside in until one day they actually meet their grandfather and decide to go and stay with him.


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Apr 06, 2013

"Their parents had died. They had a grandfather they'd never med, but they didn't want to live with him."


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