10 thoughts on “The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

  1. says:

    I read this book as a child and oh, did I ever cherish it I m a detail oriented person, and this book speaks to the super organized control freak in me Warner weaves so many details into the lives of the Boxcar children that, as a young un, I found myself mentally picturing their home in exquisite detail Over a decade since I last read it, I still remember the milk kept cool by the waterfall, or the kids carrying the cherries...


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    When I was young, around the age of 7 I think, my mother was hospitalized for several months I went to stay with my aunt and uncle I missed my parents dreadfully One warm afternoon while wandering around around on their property, I found a box of old books in a barn of sorts I picked up The Boxcar Children and begain to read My loneliness disappeared, and my life changed forever The story pulled me in and I couldn t put it down I felt as if I was a part of their adventures and the boxcar When I was young, around the age of 7 I think, my mother was hospitalized for several months I went to stay with my aunt and uncle I missed my parents dreadfully One warm afternoon while wandering around around on their property, I found a box of old books in a barn of sorts I picked up The Boxcar Children and begain to read My loneliness disappeared, and my life changed forever The story pulled me in and I couldn ...


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    I never came across this book as a child presumably it did not cross the Atlantic to the UK where I grew up on a diet of the Secret Seven and the Famous Five So I thought I would check it out now as it sits at the top of many popularity lists.Having read all the reviews I think many people must be giving it five stars just for nostalgia value because to an adult outsider like me it certainly does not get five stars for content However it is a nice, child friendly story with a degree of actio I never came across this book as a child presumably it did not cross the Atlantic to the UK where I grew up on a diet of the Secret Seven and the Famous Five So I thought I would check it out now as it sits at the top of many popularity lists.Having read all the reviews I think many people must be giving it five stars just for nostalgia value because to an adult outsider like me it certainly does not get five stars for content However it is a nice, child friendly story with a degree ...


  4. says:

    I absolutely LOVE this book and the entire BOXCAR CHILDREN series Seeing this on a list of the Top 100 Children s Books, I simply had to add it to my Goodreads shelves It was the book that pulled me in hook, line, and sinker as a passionate reader and supporter of public libraries And praise be, many of my grandchildren are now discovering the magical joy of reading and have contemporary copies...


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    Never having read any of The Boxcar Children series as a kid, a friend recently gave me a copy of an ebook comprising the first 12 volumes to see what I missed out on As a boy, I had been a fan of Enid Blyton s books, which were largely set in Britain, so I was curious to see how something similar from the US would read I had also read that The Boxcar Children series is still very popular among kids despite having started in the 1940s.As the book was first published 70 years ago, I was expecti Never having read any of The Boxcar Children series as a kid, a friend recently gave me a copy of an ebook comprising the first 12 volumes to see what I missed out on As a boy, I had been a fan of Enid Blyton s books, which were largely set in Britain, so I was curious to see how something similar from the US would read I had also read...


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    I read this in 1993 when I was in 3rd grade and just loved it I never thought of all the gender stereotypes because I knew that it was an old book and you often see that in old books Come on, there is a horse and cart coming down the road, the boys are wearing short pants and stockings, and the girls have on kerchiefs over their heads Clearly this is not a modern book and we don t need to expect it to be modern Kids reading it should not be changed or affected by the gender stereotypes bec I read this in 1993 when I was in 3rd grade and just loved it I never thought of all the gender stereotypes because I knew that it was an old book and you often see that in old books Come on, there is a horse and cart coming down the road, the boys are wearing short pants and stockings, and the girls have on kerchiefs over their heads Clearly this is not a modern book and we don t need to expect it to be modern Kids reading it should not be changed or affected by the gender stereotypes because they should be able to understand that in the past, things were very different than how they are now To children reading this when it was re released in 1942, children who had been through the great depression, this book told them what kind of people they should be ever optimistic even in hard times, good at working together toward a common goal without fighting with each other, self relient and hard w...


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    If I had just given this a rating instead of feeling the need to re read it, I would have clicked five stars and moved on with my life I remember REALLY liking these books when I was a kid And I like to think of myself as fundamentally the same person Turns out, The Boxcar Children series is terrible The only reason I gave it two stars was out of respect for the sliver of memory I have left of enjoying it The writing is uninspired, the situations are improbable, and the stories aren t even If I had just given this a rating instead of feeling the need to re read it, I would have clicked five stars and moved on with my life I remember REALLY liking these books when I was a kid And I like to think of myself as fundamentally the same person Turns out, The Boxcar Children series is terrible The only reason I gave it two stars was out of respect for the sliver of memory ...


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    My love for reading was formed during my early years and I can clearly remember the books that brought it about The picture books were all a blur of toddling first steps, a means to get to the main event chapter books I was never the child you had to force to check out the big kids books , I was the one that had to be reminded of the checkout limit To be submerged in an ocean of bound together written words was and still is divine This book deserves a nod for creating two reading interest My love for reading was formed during my early years and I can clearly remember the books that brought it about The picture books were all a blur of toddling first steps, a means to get to the main event chapter ...


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    I wanted to read this book because my mom said it was one of her favorites from her childhood She said she identified with the children who had to take care of themselves I don t think that s a compliment to my grandparents Anyway, reading this makes me realize how much children s literature has changed The plot is like Lemony Snicket s A ...


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    Bonus review not following the rules, but very heartfelt I re read this book out of sheer nostalgia, after typing up my review of the very unfortunate graphic novel adaptation Though I probably read it a dozen times as a child, I hadn t looked at it since about fourth grade I was impressed, when I read the graphic novel, how much I remembered from the original Benny s pink cup, the swimming pool, the wonderful domesticity of everything, to the point of spending scarce money on salt and s Bonus review not following the rules, but very heartfelt I re read this book out of sheer nostalgia, after typing up my review of the very unfortunate graphic novel adaptation Though I probably read it a dozen times as a child, I hadn t looked at it since about fourth grade I was impressed, when I read the graphic novel, how much I remembered from the original Benny s pink cup, the swimming pool, the wonderful domesticity of everything, to the point of spending scarce money on salt and stockings just to remain civilized I ve always been an enthusiastic player of the game House, and to this day ...


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