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The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 ( Cover may Vary ) Paperback – September 1, 1990
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From the Publisher
Solving the mystery is the fun part, but it isn't the best part.
By the Numbers
- Over 70 million copies sold
- More than 150 books in the series
- Available in 6 languages
- Over 52,000 Facebook fans
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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.
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About the Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner grew up in Putnam, Connecticut. She wrote The Boxcar Children because she had always dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or a freight car―just as the Aldens do. When readers asked for more adventures, Warner wrote more books―a total of nineteen in all. After her death, other authors have continued to write stories about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden, and today the Boxcar Children series has more than one hundred books.
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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.
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