The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children is a series of children’s books. The books have been written by many people. They have been written since the 1940s.
The first book was written in 1942. Boxcar Children books are still written today.
Many children have read these books. They are popular.
The books are about children. They are brothers and sisters. They solve problems.
The Boxcar Children series started in 1942. The first book was The Boxcar Children. Gertrude Chandler Warner wrote it. It told the story of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden.
The Aldens are orphans. They have no home. They need to find a place to stay.
They find an old boxcar. No one uses it. They go inside. They decide to live there.
The children take care of each other. Henry is the oldest. He gets a job.
The other children work hard, too. They find food. They clean the boxcar.
The children know they have a grandfather. They think he is a mean man. They are wrong about him.
They finally meet their grandfather. He is kind. He lets them live with him.
Warner wrote more books. Those books were also about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny.
The new books were mysteries. The children had to fix problems they found.
Warner wrote nineteen books in the Boxcar Children series. She wrote her last book in 1976.
Other people started writing the Boxcar Children books. The first book written by someone else was printed in 1991.
A Popular Series
The Boxcar Children series was very popular. Millions of people read the books.
The Boxcar Children was even turned into a movie.