- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; 1 edition (Sept. 1 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807508543
- ISBN-13: 978-0807508541
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 5.1 x 19.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Boxed Set #1-4 Paperback – Sep 1 1990
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About the Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by its success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden Children.
From the Publisher
Solving the mystery is the fun part, but it isn't the best part.
By the Numbers
- Over 70 million copies sold
- More than 150 books in the series
- Available in 6 languages
- Over 52,000 Facebook fans
- Over, 1,000 Fan Club Members
The Boxcar Children is a beloved series of chapter books that has been captivating readers for generations with its fun, easy to read storylines that feature a tight-knit group of children having adventures and solving mysteries together.Originally published in 1942, the Boxcar Children series has continued to grow, adding new adventures each year. In 2014 the Boxcar children hit the big screen in a feature-length animated movie, The Boxcar Children. Its sequel, Surprise Island will be released for instant download in the Spring of 2018. Consistently impressive book sales, combined with the success of the first Boxcar Children animated feature, is evidence of the series' continued relevance and broad appeal.
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This is one of the many books that helped me develop a great love for reading. As an educator, I can now say that this is one of the literary gems out there that is timeless for students (and adults) of all ages to enjoy.
The characters are flat, prissy and dorky, and their dialogue always struck me as very unrealistic.
These books don't hold a candle to the Narnia books, and it's unfair to compare them. But I would venture that the Boxcar books are just not even worth reading.
If your child would like a very easy-to-read chapter book that moves verrrrry slowly to a happy ending, this is it. However, modern kids may not be able to relate to the Boxcar Childrens' delight in scavenging at a dump or sharing a loaf of dry bread. It was written in 1942 and so has no modern references. The children never seem to miss their parents, never complain about being on their own or being penniless; they are always blissfully happy with whatever life brings them. I found this book uneventful, over-long, and dated.
As a child I would wonder what it would be like to live in a boxcar in the woods, and what it would be like not to have my parents at such a young age.
There are many adventures and situations that these four children are faced with in the story. I would always wonder, "What would I do in that situation?" I could picture these children, thier situations and adventures so clearly as I read. These children had so many great ideas on how to live, survive, and care for one another.
Together they made the boxcar thier home, and because they made it themselves, they loveded it. Even after thier grandfather finds them, and they find out that he is rich and wonderful, the children miss the comforts of thier boxcar.
I feel that this book would be wonderful for boys and girls of all ages. It is a heart warming story that will make a person laugh and cry. Everytime I finish reading this book, I feel greatful for all that things that I have.
This year I am excited to be able to share this wonderful reading experience with my niece and will introduce my 1st grader in a few years.
Do you want a book that will be hard for your youngster to put down and will leave lasting memories? This is it!
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