Gertrude Chandler Warner





Gertrude Chandler Warner


Born
in Putnam, Connecticut, The United States
April 16, 1890

Died
August 30, 1979

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Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN MYSTERIES.

As a child, Gertrude enjoyed many of the things that girls enjoy today. She loved furnishing a dollhouse with handmade furniture and she liked to read. Her favorite book was ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Often on Sundays after church, Gertrude enjoyed trips to visit her grandparents' farm. Along the way, she and Frances would stop to pick
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“How they love the old boxcar!”
Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children

“One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.”
Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children

“cake of soap”
Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children

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