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Mike: Mike is Benny's best friend and appeared on Surprise Island. Called both, but mostly cousins Joe was first seen in the second book of the series, Surprise Island. The overall impression I have of reading the book is that the kids are very practical and independent except, not unreasonably, when it comes to illness. Moore: Dr. Similarly, Henry makes a cart for Benny while Violet is thrilled to hem the new tablecloth and Jessie makes a broom. He acted as a "watchdog" when they lived in the boxcar and protected them. Tropez International Film Festival. Aunt Jane was once unkind, but was changed in Mystery Ranch, the fourth book of the series. Finding an abandoned boxcar, the children start a new life of work. The film was released by Entertainment One. He's shown to be calm, hardworking, rational, humble and very protective of his younger siblings. The children warm to his kindness and are surprised but delighted when they eventually learn that he is their much-feared grandfather. Henry ends up working in a nearby town called Silver City for a young doctor called Dr. However, the girls are also resourceful in locating an old dump from which cracked, but serviceable, crockery and a cooking kettle could be salvaged.

Warner once wrote that the original book "raised a storm of protest from librarians who thought the children were having too good a time without any parental control!

It is probably because he is the eldest that Henry is always the one to light the fire, and it is his strength as the oldest and biggest child that is sometimes needed to lift heavier rocks.

Henry James Alden: is the oldest of the Alden children; in most books of the series, Henry is 14 years old 13 in the edition.

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She is often responsible for cooking. She is not afraid of anything, adores the color blue, and is very strong. 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. Streaming and TV rights were sold exclusively to Netflix on October 4, As she wrote the story, Warner read it to her classes and rewrote it many times so the words were easy to understand. Unbeknownst to the children, by that time the doctor knows very well who they are and where they are living; indeed, he has been keeping a discreet eye on them for weeks. She can frequently win over grouchy characters and is good with animals.

Their grandfather, James Henry Alden, is a steel baron who comes at once to see them. Further information: List of Boxcar Children novels After the first novel, the children become amateur sleuths, and the subsequent series involves the children solving various mysteries and occasionally traveling to other locations as they do so.

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He had a thorn in his paw, and Jessie removed it. In the edition, 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.

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Some of her pupils spoke other languages at home and were just learning English, so The Boxcar Children gave them a fun story that was easy to read. The film is also available on DVD. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Her husband was first seen in the third book of the series. They stumble across a mystery no matter where they are, whether on vacation or in their own backyard. He takes care of the kids after the death of their parents. Moore in order to earn money for food and other things they need. Most of the mysteries involve thefts and usually involve the Alden children helping someone they know. Unbeknownst to the children, by that time the doctor knows very well who they are and where they are living; indeed, he has been keeping a discreet eye on them for weeks. Called both, but mostly cousins Joe was first seen in the second book of the series, Surprise Island. 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. Violet is often very shy and loves playing the violin. Streaming and TV rights were sold exclusively to Netflix on October 4,

November Learn how and when to remove this template message In Aprilthe animated film The Boxcar Children was released. They also make, with the help of little Benny, a stone-lined fire-pit over which the kettle could be suspended from a wire strung between two trees.

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The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner