The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1)

by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Author) L Kate Deal (Illustrator)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1)
Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, four orphaned brothers and sisters, suddenly appear in a small town. No one knows who these young wanderers are of where they have come from. Frightened to live with a grandfather they have never met, the children make a home for themselves in an abondoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Henry, the oldest, goes to town to earn money and buy food and supplies. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.
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Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner grew up in Putnam, Connecticut. She wrote The Boxcar Children because she had always dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or a freight car--just as the Aldens do. When readers asked for more adventures, Warner wrote more books--a total of nineteen in all. After her death, other authors have continued to write stories about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden, and today The Boxcar Children(R) series has more than one hundred books.
Hollie Hibbert graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho and has been illustrating for children's publishers, advertising agencies, and educational software companies ever since. She lives in Provo, Utah.
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Albert Whitman & Company
Publication date
January 19, 1989
The Boxcar Children Mysteries
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV028000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
JUV013050 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Orphans & Foster Homes
Library of Congress categories
Brothers and sisters
Mystery and detective stories
Detective and mystery stories
Boxcar children (Fictitious characters)

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