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The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
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Mar 28, 12

bookshelves: childhoodfavorites, kidlit, theclassics, boy-s-books
Read in January, 1989

Had forgotten how much I loved this book until my son read it aloud to me last month. The simple ingenuity with which the children build a life for themselves in the boxcar is fascinating, and as a child, thrilling. You think, I could make myself a house, a swimming pool, plates and cups! I loved it!

But you have to love this cover, with the kids in totally '80's clothes, even though the silhouette-style illustrations show them in pre-WWI garb!
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Nicole Dreibelbeis My 1st grade teacher read these aloud to us, and I remember just loving how the kids gathered up things they found (like Benny's little cup!) and made their own home!


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Grace I liked these books but I found them slightly boring at some points


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