June 1, 1989
June 1, 1989
One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from." So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved story about four orphans who run away and find shelter in an abandoned boxcar. There they manage to live all on their own, and at last, find love and security from an unexpected source. The Boxcar Children has been eagerly passed from child to child and generation to generation for more than half a century. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes a preface by Barbara Elleman, a biographical sketch of the author by Mary Ellen Ellsworth, and a collection of photographs and memorabilia. An evocative jacket painting by Linda Fennimore and original silhouettes by L. Kate Deal illustrate a family book to be treasured for years to come.
Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.
The first four books in the classic, much-loved Boxcar Children series are gathered together in this paperback box set. Orphans Benny, Henry, Jessie, and Violet Alden made it on their own in a red boxcar before being taken in by their wealthy grandfather. Mysteries follow them everywhere they go, whether they're on an island or a ranch. The titles included are THE BOXCAR CHILDREN, SURPRISE ISLAND, THE YELLOW HOUSE MYSTERY, and MYSTERY RANCH.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Family / Siblings, General, Mysteries + Detective Stories
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Mysteries + Detective Stories, General, Family / Siblings, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes
- Age: 9-12 years
- Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co
- Pages: 154
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: June 1, 1989
- Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
- Online Item #: 13013682
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-9802
- ISBN: 9780807508527
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported