Book Reviews of The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, No 1)

The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, No 1)
The Boxcar Children - Boxcar Children, No 1
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
ISBN-13: 9780590426909
ISBN-10: 0590426907
Publication Date: 1/1977
Pages: 154
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
an old-fashioned tale of four orphans who set out to make it on their own. Reading level 3, and a great read aloud for 6 and 7 year olds.
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Helpful Score: 3
this book is awesome for young readers,good mystery with family values in here too. I read this book many times when i was younger.
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Helpful Score: 3
Growing up in North Carolina, my third grade teacher read this series to us and for the next couple of years our favorite game to play was Boxcar Children. Fast forward twenty-five years, and I'm 34 and now living in Connecticut... five miles away from the home of Gertrude Chandler Warner. There's even a Boxcar Children museum. I visit her grave every so often, just to pay tribute to the lovely lady who played such a vital role in my love for great literature.
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Helpful Score: 3
The very first one that introduces the Boxcar children characters. I had stayed away from the books since I thought it was a new fad in books, but these are actually first copyrighted in 1942! Lots of good work ethic in them just worked into the fabric of the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
An excellent read... even for adults! I read this long ago and still have fond memories!
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Helpful Score: 2
One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they came from.

Four orphan children set out to find a safe place to live and discover an old red boxcar that shelters them from a storm.

This is the first book in a wonderful series of books fromt the boxcar children!
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Helpful Score: 1
I remember this being my one of my favorite series as a child. These are some great stories!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book in the series. A story about orphans determined to make it on their own. Very good story for children of all ages.
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Helpful Score: 1
Delightful and wonderful. I am a teacher and read it to my kids in class and they LOVED it and want me to find the rest of the set and continue the stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
My daughter loved this and has gone on to borrow all the rest of the series from the library.
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Wonderful series of books for girls or for boys. My son really enjoys them and is tearing his way through the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorites as a child AND as a mom!
Great mysteries solved by siblings...this is the first
of a long series.
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This is the first in the beloved series.
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Great book for 8-12 year olds, Many in series
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Me and my girls read this book for Sonlight Core K www.sonlight.com. We loved it and have read several of the sequels also.
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Wonderful classic children's book. My 5th grade teacher read the series to my class, and it still ranks among my favorite childhood books. I have a copy of it in my library.
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My 7 year old loved this book.We did it as a read aloud and she didn't want me to stop reading.
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Love this book! Great book about 4 orphans who want to stay together and their fun adventures together. They are so sweet and really look out for each other! A book that you can let your kids read without worrying that they pick up any bad character flaws from it. My 6 year old wanted to read it again, as soon as we were done with it.
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My son (age 9) had to read this for summer reading. He is a "reluctant reader", but really enjoyed this story.
We will be getting more of this series in the future.
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This is a relly good book in my opinion. The story is really awesome.
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Very entertaining and captivating for my ten-year-old.
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A very good book for young readers
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I loved this as a child and I love sharing it with my kids!
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This is a very good childrens book. It only took me two days to read it. I suggest this book to every kid that wants to start reading a series. I loved this book. As soon as i get the next one done I will post it!
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This is a great story for children! My children enjoyed it very much. It's about 4 children who parents die and they have to fend for themselves. It was very creative and well written!
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i loved this book as a kids and i still love it. its about 4 kids "roughing it" the togetherness and resourcefulness is what i like about it.
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I loved this series as a child! Great stories with lessons that are fun reads!
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Years later, I still love this book. My 2nd grade teacher read it to us when I was eight. I am reading it with my kids.

I still dream of living in a boxcar, making my own refrigerator in the cool area behind a waterfall and having a dog named watch. I still want to win a "free-for-all" race and live in a kind world with Dr. Moore who helps a sick child right in his own home.

This book will give your 6-8 year old kind daydreams and perhaps imagination and innovation (building a pool!). Warner makes these books poignant by making the kids self-sufficient stars!

I highly recommend this classic!
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chapter book
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My son loves this series, this is the 1st one!
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This is a fun kids story. I've never read any others from this series, but this one is enjoyable. It stuck with me from my childhood and I just finished reading it to my 7 year old. Even though the story was published ten years before I was born, we both enjoyed it. It has simple sentence structure and would be perfect for a first or second grader to read on their own.

The four siblings avoid going to live with their grandfather because they think he won't like them. They fend for themselves by taking shelter in an abandoned boxcar. They are very creative in caring for themselves and are content in their self built home, then the youngest sister falls ill. The story wraps up nicely with a happy ending.
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The boxcar children series were my favorite books as a child. This is the first book in the series (which includes over 50 others), and in my opinion the best.
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Great series- used in Beyond Five in a Row Homeschool Curriculum
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Fabulous read aloud!!
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from 9yo - "it's the best book I've read. I really liked it"
Included in Beyond Five-in-a-Row curriculum
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A favorite childhood story. This is the first in the series.
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This book is used in Sonlight K. Wonderful read-aloud or reader.
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A terrific must read for children 9 - 12.
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My children loved the simple reading this series offers. Great for a beginning reader.
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One of my favorite books when I was a girl, The Boxcar Children was also a big hit with my children. Wonderful as a bedtime read-aloud or for children just embarking on reading chapter books on their own.
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4 orphans want to make it on their own. They find an old red box car and make it into their home!
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Unfortunately, the dialogue reads like Dick and Jane.
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Level O book
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Reading level 3.
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One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they come from.

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 chiladren!
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One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No on eknew them. No one knew where they had come from.
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about 4 children living alone in a boxcar, making do with what they have.