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The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: The Boxcar Children
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; Box edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807508551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807508558
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 7.4 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


More About the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of The Boxcar Children Mysteries.

Customer Reviews

These books are great begining chapter books.
Richard E. Lack
I purchased these to read with my 6 year old granddaughter and we both have enjoyed all 12 books.
B. R. Almer
Can't wait to start reading the books with our son!
Craig S. Hamilton

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie on November 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm 68 years old and the Boxcar Children books are the only books I remember reading as a child. I went to private school and our teachers who were Benedictine nuns, introduced us to these books in first grade as we were learning to read. Then later, after we'd learned to read we were allowed to check them out of the school library. I remember these books as being so exciting and adventurous. I'm going to buy a set for my grandchildren.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 14, 2010
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Our children love this set. It's clean and entertaining. Beats the tv and video games any day. These are timeless stories and they always give an explanation of the mystry causes; eliminating the concern of magic and unnatural factors. Suspenseful stories.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2010
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Upon learning that our 10 year old granddaughter was enjoying reading the Boxcare Children books, I found this collection for her for a Christmas present. They were very well received and I believe they will add hours of enjoyment to her reading pleasure. Nicely boxed.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Craig S. Hamilton on December 15, 2010
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Purchased this for our 7 yr old son for Christmas so he hasn't seen it yet but we are very happy with it. Very cute and you get a lot of bang for your buck! Can't wait to start reading the books with our son!
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38 of 48 people found the following review helpful By G. Bellefeuille on February 14, 2011
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So, I'm ordering books I can't be too surprised that books arrived at my door. The bookcase is cute but not the sturdiest in the world. It's just a box with a boxcar picture on it. The box is not in the shape of a boxcar. Just thought that may help.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Lack on May 3, 2012
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These books are great begining chapter books. My grandson is 6, and in first grade and read these with no problems. and the price was excellent, as they are usually almost $5 each.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CNS on January 9, 2012
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Very pleased with this purchase. It arrived in perfect condition and the price was the best I found anywhere. My 6 year old grandson was thrilled and has read four of the twelve books since Christmas. He's quite advanced in his reading level, so these books were ideal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GiGi on December 7, 2011
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My 6 year old grandson loves reading these books to his 4 year old sister. Just based on the descriptions in the first few chapters he was able to determine the identity of the children in the pictures. Great discussion material for families!
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