The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children

Book - 1977
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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.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Albert Whitman ; New York : Scholastic, 1977
ISBN: 9780807508527
9780807508480
0807508489
9780807508510
0807508519
9780590426909
0590426907
0807508527
9780833529381
0833529382
Additional Contributors: Deal, L. Kate
Call Number: J WARNER, G

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DCLkids Apr 18, 2017

Another classic! This first book in the series follows four orphans determined to stay together after their parents die, living out of a boxcar.

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SaraLovesBooks Oct 25, 2016

The first book of The Boxcar Children is amazing. The story is touching and sad, while the four children figure out how to survive and make a home after their parents die. I have always loved this book, and think it's a great addition to any children's library.


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This tells the story of four good-natured, independent kids finding their way after escaping cruel guardians. It is an easy read but almost too simple; I am used to reading clever & quirky authors but this is very straightforward. I would recommend this to any child just starting out in J level books.

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JACKCHENG
Jun 12, 2016

It's a RELLY GOOD book and it is a good series

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gekeler
Jan 29, 2016

my 4th grade son loved reading this book.

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timewellenjoyed
Nov 03, 2015

great read for youth. novel I still remember. I see the library has other "Boxcar Children" mystery novels/DVDs written using the same children for new adventures.

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astadt
Jul 06, 2014

The four children said they didn't like their uncle to the bakers wife who found them in the bakery.
They over-heard the baker and bakers wife saying that they wanted to keep the three older children and sell the youngest one to a children house.

When they heard that they said that they must run away. So during the night they snuck out of the bakery and ran away.
Early in the morning the four children heard something. It was the baker and the bakers wife! They had woken up in the morning to find the four children gone! So they had come looking for them.

Again they over-heard them talking, and this time the wife said" they can't walk all the way to Silver city". Then the baker said" we will only search in Green wood now". The wife also said" only Green wood and then we are going back.
The children knew they had to go as far as Silver city or the baker and his wife will find them.

Soon they came upon a old boxcar and they decided to live in it. They loved it there.

This is the best book I have ever read in my life! Well at least so far.
You should totally read it!

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andyo2013
Apr 25, 2013

My son loves this book and he wants to read more books in this series.

bec314wis May 17, 2012

I loved this book when I was a child and now I'm reading it to my son and he loves it too!

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Dovewing
Feb 27, 2012

It is a very good book!

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