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Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut on April 16, 1890. Due to her poor health, she never finished high school and studied with a tutor. During World War I, a shortage of teachers prompted the local school board to hire her to teach first grade, a position she held for over 30 years. She wrote the first Boxcar book in 1924, while home recuperating from an illness, but the version most people are familiar with was originally published in 1942. The Alden children became so popular that she wrote 19 adventures about them including Surprise Island, Mystery Ranch, and Snowbound Mystery. She died at age 89 August 29, 1979, but the Boxcar Children are still being written about by a team of writers faithful to her vision. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Warner is the author of the first 19 books in The Boxcar Children series; all of the remaining volumes were ghostwritten.

The Boxcar Children 7,082 copies, 89 reviews
Surprise Island (Author) 3,457 copies, 20 reviews
The Yellow House Mystery 3,096 copies, 8 reviews
Mystery Ranch (Author) 2,759 copies, 12 reviews
Mike's Mystery 2,066 copies, 10 reviews
Blue Bay Mystery 1,944 copies, 13 reviews
The Woodshed Mystery 1,856 copies, 6 reviews
The Lighthouse Mystery 1,806 copies, 8 reviews
Schoolhouse Mystery 1,702 copies, 6 reviews
Mountain Top Mystery 1,603 copies, 7 reviews
Caboose Mystery 1,393 copies, 5 reviews
Houseboat Mystery 1,344 copies, 8 reviews
Snowbound Mystery 1,273 copies, 8 reviews
Bicycle Mystery 1,182 copies, 4 reviews
Mystery in the Sand 1,145 copies, 3 reviews
Tree House Mystery 1,124 copies, 3 reviews
Mystery Behind the Wall 989 copies, 3 reviews
Bus Station Mystery 927 copies, 8 reviews
Benny Uncovers a Mystery 902 copies, 6 reviews
The Haunted Cabin Mystery 886 copies, 2 reviews
The Deserted Library Mystery 855 copies, 3 reviews
The Pizza Mystery 829 copies, 4 reviews
The Animal Shelter Mystery 758 copies, 2 reviews
The Camp-Out Mystery 744 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery at the Dog Show 683 copies, 1 review
The Mystery in the Snow 659 copies, 1 review
The Amusement Park Mystery 634 copies, 3 reviews
The Old Motel Mystery 634 copies, 4 reviews
The Castle Mystery 622 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Purple Pool 607 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery Cruise 606 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Mixed-up Zoo 581 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery Horse 579 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Singing Ghost 565 copies, 4 reviews
The Disappearing Friend Mystery 562 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery of the Missing Cat 552 copies, 5 reviews
The Mystery of the Hidden Beach 537 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery in Washington, DC 523 copies, 4 reviews
The Chocolate Sundae Mystery 492 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery of the Lost Village 479 copies, 1 review
The Mystery Girl 471 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery at Snowflake Inn 470 copies, 2 reviews
The Canoe Trip Mystery 463 copies, 2 reviews
The Ghost Ship Mystery 463 copies, 1 review
The Mystery Bookstore 454 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Stolen Music 415 copies, 1 review
The Mystery on Stage 396 copies, 2 reviews
The Pilgrim Village Mystery 338 copies, 2 reviews
The Hurricane Mystery 338 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery at the Ballpark 309 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Wild Ponies 296 copies, 1 review
The Mystery on the Train 274 copies, 2 reviews
The Panther Mystery 263 copies, 1 review
The Mystery in San Francisco 228 copies, 1 review
The Mystery at the Alamo 223 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery at the Fair 220 copies, 3 reviews
The Pet Shop Mystery 219 copies, 3 reviews
The Growling Bear Mystery 207 copies, 2 reviews
The Niagara Falls Mystery 200 copies, 3 reviews
The Copycat Mystery 194 copies, 1 review
The Home Run Mystery 190 copies, 1 review
Meet the Boxcar Children 178 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Pirate's Map 172 copies, 1 review
The Summer Camp Mystery 164 copies, 2 reviews
The Poison Frog Mystery 162 copies, 1 review
The Mystery in the Mall 158 copies, 1 review
The Gymnastics Mystery 154 copies, 1 review
The Mystery in the Old Attic 146 copies, 1 review
The Mystery at Peacock Hall 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Midnight Dog 134 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Star Ruby 129 copies, 1 review
The Haunted Clock Tower Mystery 127 copies, 2 reviews
The Hockey Mystery 123 copies, 2 reviews
Journey on a Runaway Train 105 copies, 2 reviews
Benny's New Friend 97 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Empty Safe 95 copies, 1 review
Benny Goes Into Business 81 copies, 1 review
The Radio Mystery 69 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of Alligator Swamp 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Spy Game 65 copies
Watch Runs Away 62 copies
The Vampire Mystery 61 copies, 1 review
The Seattle Puzzle 58 copies, 1 review
The Box That Watch Found 54 copies, 1 review
The Great Detective Race 41 copies, 1 review
The Zombie Project 40 copies, 3 reviews
Superstar Watch 38 copies, 1 review
Benny's Saturday Surprise 34 copies, 1 review
The Garden Thief 33 copies, 1 review
Monkey Trouble 30 copies
1001 Nights 6 copies
Abduction 1 copy

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Warner is the author of the first 19 books in The Boxcar Children series; all of the remaining volumes were ghostwritten.

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