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The Boxcar Children (original 1924; edition 2002)

by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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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 orphans. Can they find a home where they can stay together as a family?

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Title:The Boxcar Children
Authors:Gertrude Chandler Warner
Info:Albert Whitman & Company (2002), Library Binding, 168 pages
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The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner (1924)

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 Table For One: The Boxcar Children - comparative notes1 unread / 1EGBERTINA, July 2023

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This is a very sweet family story of siblings looking out for one another. Great as an early chapter book and a read aloud, since the writing is simple. ( )
  mslibrarynerd | Jan 13, 2024 |
Brenna (10) and I finished this sweet book today. It's always been special to me as it was my mom's favorite childhood book. ( )
  classyhomemaker | Dec 11, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5 Awards/Honors: None
  malquistamber | Dec 7, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 2nd-5th grade
Awards: none at this current date
  Mathews_mallory | Nov 26, 2023 |
This was one of my favorite books as a child that I reread over and over. The sensory details were so great, from the boxcar that the children lived in to the food they bought and gathered, to the way they cleaned their spoons with sand and built their own swimming pool. I desperately wanted to live this kind of life when I was a kid, with so much freedom coupled with purpose in everyday tasks. ( )
  RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
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An impeccable production of a compelling story...
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Gertrude Chandler Warnerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Deal, L. KateIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, Dorothy LakeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery.
About seven o'clock one hot summer evening a strange family moved into the little village of Middlesex.
(1924 ed.) About seven o'clock one hot summer evening a strange family moved into the little village of Middlesex.
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ISBNs 1602705860 / 0807528676 / 1453220135 / 0329701819 / 1616412135
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Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Mystery. HTML:

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 orphans. Can they find a home where they can stay together as a family?

.

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A wonderful children's book...
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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!
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[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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