The Boxcar Children


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Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They 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.

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Janice T

Aug 27, 2019

BoxCar Children

I really enjoyed reading this book. It has a great children storyline where siblings are are working together to resolve a neighborly mystery with other children nearby.

Dave B

Jan 31, 2013

The kids eat em up

We stumbled on this series as the kids wanted some mysteries and we are reading them one after another. They aren't great, but the kids love "em. The "mysteries" are not scary, but still they keep the kids wondering what's going on. Another interesting thing is the pacing, the story is only 10% about the mystery and the rest is the 4 kids being wholesome nice kids having adventures. The gender politics are hardly advanced, but it leads to a good discussion of how things have changed since there father was a boy.


Nov 1, 2010

Good old fashioned adventure

Wonderful book. Exactly as remembered when reading it again a hundred years later. A gentle thoughtful stimulating book - by today's standards terribly proper and dated and too good to be true - which makes it an edgy politically incorrect thriller in todays PC obsessed world rather than a sedate and rose-coloured view of childhood initiative.


Jul 23, 2009

A Simpler Time

It's always fun to travel back in time......even several decades....a whole diferent world.


Oct 5, 2007

What's old is still new

I must have read this for the first time when it was just hot off the press. This was one of the first books that I read to my self and enjoyed so much. Imagine my surprise that my grandtwins were hearing it in their preschool and just loving it. On their trip down for a visit this summer they were anxious that they would miss it and not get to hear the ending. So grandmothers do what grandmothers do and get on line to look for a copy. They were thrilled when Alibris delivered it straight to their door.

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