The Box-Car Children

The Box-Car Children

by Gertrude Chandler Warner and Dorothy Lake Gregory
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 23/05/2020
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The Boxcar Children is a children's book series originally created and written by the American first-grade school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner. The Boxcar Children tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. They eventually meet their grandfather, who is a wealthy and kind man (although the children had believed him to be cruel). The children decide to live with the grandfather, who moves the beloved boxcar to his backyard so the children can use it as a playhouse.


When a baker and his wife learn that the children are orphans, they make plans the children don't like. They plan to send the children, who live in a house next door to the bakery, to live with their grandfather, but the children have been brought up to fear their grandfather, whom they have never met, because he did not like their parents' marriage. The baker and his wife plan to take the three elder children, who are old enough to be helpful in the bakery, but to send the youngest, Benny to an orphanage.


Finding an abandoned boxcar, the children start a new life of work. Henry ends up working in a nearby town called Silver City for a young doctor called Dr. Moore in order to earn money for food and other things they need. He also does gardening for the doctor's mother. The children's lives are nice and full of hard work until Violet becomes ill and they go to the doctor for help.


The book was adapted as the film in 2014.

ISBN:
9786257959933
9786257959933
Category:
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
23-05-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Gertrude Chandler Warner

American author Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890–1979) wrote several stories for children, and her 1924 book, The Box-Car Children, was so successful that she published 18 sequels.

The series' popularity has continued to grow: there are currently 150 other books, written by many authors, as well as two animated films. Warner was also a school teacher who read the original story to her classes and rewrote it many times to make sure that it would be both engaging and easy to read.

She noted that the book "raised a storm of protest from librarians who thought the children were having too good a time without any parental control! That is exactly why children like it!"

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