16th out of 48 books — 17 voters
The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon (The Boxcar Children #47)
Benny wants adventure and finds it as he and the other Alden children help uncover the plan of those who would prevent ballooning from coming to Lloyd's Landing.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Albert Whitman & Company
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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 CH...moreMore about Gertrude Chandler Warner...