The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

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Grades 2 - 5Grades 1 - 5O3.917087

Orphaned and alone but determined to stay together, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden set off on their own and turned an abandoned boxcar into their home. The Boxcar Children, published over sixty-five years ago in 1942, has captured the imaginations of generations of readers. This Collector's Edition features the original artwork plus additional information about Gertrude Chandler Warner's life and work as it appeared in the 60th Anniversary Edition.

Hardcover, 168 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN-10: 0807508500
ISBN-13: 9780807508503
158 Book Reviews
  • peanutmuffin
    peanutmuffin7 months55 starsFeatured
    I absolutely love this book !! I have been re-reading this book for at least 6 times as its so good. I really enjoyed the setting and writing style of this book. The main characters include Violet,Benny,Jesse and Henry. These characters are very kind,creative and resourceful.Their journey includes a lot of fun,mystery and cozy vibes.I like it how they reuse alot of things and turn it into something useful yet extraordinary.We can learn alot from these characters, especially how to enjoy each and every moment in our life no matter how small they are. I recommend this book to each one you. Oopsies!! I forgot to mention that this is a book series which consists around 200 books.This book review is on the book in this series and there is a lot ahead readers! I have just read 6 books in this series which is nothing comparing to what is there ahead to read. Anyways,I am not going too deep into this book as I think its fun reading and exploring things on your own. When we go in this journey with them ,we feel that we too are one of them.I cannot wait to continue this reading journey with Henry,Jesse,Violet and Benny.
    • tasnim zerbouhover 1 year
      i love it
      • nac
        nacalmost 2 years55 stars
        Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alderare orphans. The only living relative they have left is their grandfather, but they are afraid that he wouldn't treat them right. So the four sibling live on the run, only to discover an old abandoned boxer and make it their home. These creative kids take junk and turn it into treasure. But when Violet gets sick, they are forced to go to a resident doctor, who cares for them. But then Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are finally reunited with their grandfather, who they love. I enjoyed this book especially for the way they turned useless looking things into useful, fun, treasures. I enjoyed it alot.
        • dream_beyond
          dream_beyondalmost 2 years55 stars
          This is a super good book I loved it and started reading the other boxcar children books if I could I would give it a TEN star rating! This is one of my favorite series!
          • dream_beyond
            dream_beyondalmost 2 years55 stars
            Who loves a good book? I do and If you are looking for one then check this one out! Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden are siblings their parent's died and they have only one other relative to go to their grandfather. And they think he is mean only to discover later that he is a kind. The Alden's need some place to stay and they find a boxcar in the woods and during that time there was a storm. When it passed Henry went looking for a job while the other's went looking for a dump for anything useful when they went back to their home they went to pick blueberry's most of Benny's blueberry's went in his mouth. When Henry got home they had a surprise they found a dog! Well what happens next your wondering. Read the book to find out!
            • belle10
              belle10about 2 years55 stars
              I LOVED IT READ IT 17 TIMES!!!!!πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜
              • Sofia Longover 2 years
                Sharkboy and Lavagirl
                • ghost_dk_diemx
                  ghost_dk_diemxover 2 years55 stars
                  (Review for Toono) So I saw one of my followers had wrote a review on the boxcar children and series and I started reading this series a few years ago. I am really enjoying and my followed is right it is a good series and there's so many. She said "You will never run out" which is absolutely true. Although some of the parts can be sad and a lot exciting I just think it's a good series for any ages and I think all the big mystery ones are my favorite. Thanks for writing that review toono and the idea. Read on!
                  • toono
                    toonoover 2 years55 stars
                    I could never find a good book until I found these I totally recommend the whole series. there are about 200 of them so you will never run out. you can find them at almost all libraries. hope this helped!
                    • lmhewlett
                      lmhewlettover 3 years55 stars
                      This book is about Henry, Violet, Benny, and Jessie - they are orphans. These kids are working in the bakery, but they are forced to find somewhere else to go. They find a boxcar to live in and they learn to take care of themselves. This book is awesome because it’s surprising and full of excitement. It keeps you wanting more.