The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, Bk 1)
The Boxcar Children - Boxcar Children, Bk 1 Author:Gertrude Chandler Warner The Alden children , Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, four orphaned brothers and sisters, begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather. — L. Kate Deal, illustrator. — In the main 123 books of the Boxcar Children series, books 1-19 were written by Gertrude Chand... more »ler Warner. The succeeding books were written by a variety of authors but always feature the byline "Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner". The recent books in the series are set in the present day, whereas the original books were set in the 1940s and 1950s. « less
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.