- Age Range: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 5
- Series: The Boxcar Children
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; unknown edition (September 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807508543
- ISBN-13: 978-0807508541
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 516 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 Paperback – Box set, September 1, 1990
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- Over 70 million copies sold
- More than 150 books in the series
- Available in 6 languages
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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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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 the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.
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Read the original as written in 1924 as "Box-Car" with a hyphen.
Read this watered down 1942 reissue.
Be appalled. Flat. Elements of survival and danger removed. Names of cities changed for no reason. Sad. By watering down the story the actions of the children seem less daring, less significant, less accomplished.