Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, wrote books that were both easy and fun to read. This story, like the other 18 in the now-classic Boxcar Children series, which has sold over 3 million copies in paperback, features children solving problems and acting responsibly without the supervision of adults. Gertrude Chandler Warner was a lifelong resident of Putman, Connecticut, until her death in 1979 at the age of 89.
April Hamelink, May 28, 2013 (view all comments by April Hamelink)
I am over 50 years old, and this is still one of my favorite children's books, and was my 80 year old mother's favorite book as a child as well. My kids loved it, and I can't wait to introduce my grandkids to it.
deloraglenn, May 28, 2009 (view all comments by deloraglenn)
I, too am 55 years old and read this book when I was in grade school. I am the oldest of five children. We were placed in foster homes when I was nine years old, 3 of us in one home and 2 in another. My mother had always had me help with the children and she said that the reason that we were going into foster care was because I had not done a good enough job doing so. I loved this book so much and have never forgotten the story because while reading the book I would think about how wonderful it would be to get my siblings back together and live the way the children in the story lived. Thank you so much for this book; it was so very comforting to me.
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berry1315a, December 26, 2006 (view all comments by berry1315a)
I am 55 years old and I remember reading the Boxcar Children when I was in grade school. I thought that
Beverly Cleary wrote the books though, I guess over the years I have forgotten. My grandson, who is in the 2nd grade, loves to read, and has the reading level of a 5th
grader. I was telling him about this book and how I thought he would enjoy it, so I am going to buy it for him on his birthday. I am not an avid reader, nor have I ever been, but this one book has always stood out as one of my favorite. I hope that he enjoys it as much as I did.
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