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The Boxcar Children

Warner, Gertrude Chandler (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.
Authors: Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979
Title: The Boxcar children
Publisher: Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, 2009
Edition: Special ed., 60th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 163 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by L. Kate Deal
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : A. Whitman, 1942
Summary: Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.
Additional Contributors: Deal, L. Kate
ISBN: 9780807508503
0807508500
Branch Call Number: j WARNER 2009
Subject Headings: Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Brothers and sisters
Orphans
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Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are orphans who discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home--and become the Boxcar Children.

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are abandoned orphans. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest, Although they are figure out how to dam up the river to make a bathtub and how to find food, the forest has plenty of surprises for them.


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Jul 06, 2014
  • astadt rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

i love this book!

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

May 17, 2012
  • bec314wis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 27, 2012
  • Dovewing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is a very good book!

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Jul 09, 2014
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