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The rest of the series is complete crap, but there is something classic and wonderful about children digging through trash to find cups for their milk. To this day I remember that they kept their glass milk jug (!) cold in the nearby stream. This book was clearly the prelude to my post-apocalyptic fantasies. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
lovev this whole series ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
I read this as a child, but I remember liking it at the time. Loved the ingenuity of the children in finding ways to make do with what they had. ( )
  Malora | Jan 18, 2016 |
I read the Boxcar Children books over an over when I was a kid. I think the librarian got tired of checking them out to me! ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
Four orphans: Benny, Henry, Jessie and Violet Alden, no longer have a home, and fear they will be separated if adopted again. They search for a place to settle, at least for a moment, when they encounter a immobile box car. It is dry, has a door to protect them from the weather, and has stopped on the tracks near a river...it is a home. Henry works for a man in town, performing daily tasks and need to dos, while the other three make-up there home. Foraging for food, kitchen utensils/supplies, and using the environment around them. These kids are independent, hard-working, loving, clever, and above all else, resourceful. ( )
  candyceutter | Oct 13, 2015 |
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An impeccable production of a compelling story...
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Gertrude Chandler Warnerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deal, L. KateIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery.
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A wonderful children's book...
One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. NO one knew where they had come from.
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are a family. They're brothers and sisters - and they're orphans, too. The only way they can stay together is to try and make it on their own. But where will they live?
One night, during a storm, the children find an old red boxcar that keeps them warm and safe. The children decide to make it their home and become The Boxcar Children!
[Personally, I have no idea who the Alden family is - I was hunting for the series I read in 5th grade - The Boxcar Children.]
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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.

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