The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, wrote books that were both easy and fun to read. The 19 stories in the original Boxcar Children series have sold over three million copies in paperback. She was a lifelong resident of Putnam, Connecticut, until her death in 1979 at the age of 89.
The Four Hungry Children
One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.
The baker's wife saw them first, as they stood looking in at the window of her store. The little boy was looking at the cakes, the big boy was looking at the loaves of bread, and the two girls were looking at the cookies.
Now the baker's wife did not like children. She did not like boys at all. So she came to the front of the bakery and listened, looking very cross.
Age Range: 7-12 years
Paperback: 160 pages
Series: The Boxcar Children Mysteries (Book 1)
Publisher: Albert Whitman Publishing
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches