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.
The Boxcar Children are thrilled when they discover that hockey star Kevin Reynolds will be coaching a girls' hockey team right in Greenfield. As soon as practice begins, however, strange things start to occur.
When Mrs. MacGregor introduces the Aldens to the local recycling center, they bring home lots of great stuff, including unused notebooks and fun pinata. Mrs. MacGregor was right, you can find treasure in junk. When a series of break-ins and vandalization hits the center, the Alden kids are there to help solve the mystery!
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are spending the summer on a houseboat! Throughout the journey, the children have the feeling they're being watched?and they are! Someone wants something on their boat, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Can the Boxcar Children figure it out what it is before it's too late?
When the Aldens' cousin Alice runs for mayor, the children must find out why her posters are being torn down. Could it be her opponent? Or is it the mysterious third candidate whom nobody has ever seen?
One day, a strange family with four children, moved into the small town of Middlesex. No one knew who they were, and no one liked them, as there was no mother, and the father was a drunk. The very next day, the father is dead, and the children are on their own, forced to seek refuge in a railroad boxcar in an attempt to remain together. Will they find a home, away from the grandfather they...
A boxed set of books five through eight--Mike's Mystery, Blue Bay Mystery, The Woodshed Mystery and The Lighthouse Mystery--has been re-released with new, bigger artwork and contemporary designs to appeal to a new generation of readers. Reissue.
While working with their neighbor to build a tree house, the Aldens take advantage of the rare opportunity to view their community from high above and, in the process, discover something mysterious about the house next door.
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