The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1) (Paperback)

By Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate Deal (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807508527, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1989

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/1942)
Library Binding (8/1/2020)
Prebound (1/1/1989)
Prebound (1/1/1989)
CD-Audio (10/29/2013)
Audio cassette (3/14/2000)
CD-Audio (1/12/2021)
Paperback (5/30/2020)

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The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

About the Author

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.

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