Author & Illustrator

Gertrude Chandler Warner

GERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she later taught school. She wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book’s success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.

Most Recent Book
Mike's Mystery (the Boxcar Children: Time to Read, Level 2) book

"About" from Albert Whitman 2018 Fall Catalog

chapter Books

turtles and tortoises · detectives · the beach · sleuthing · animals
The Sea Turtle Mystery
detectives · sleuthing
The Yellow House Mystery
detectives · sleuthing · summer
Mystery Ranch
detectives · sleuthing · history
The Hundred-Year Mystery
Dia de los Muertos
The Day of the Dead Mystery
detectives · sleuthing · problem solving
Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children: Time to Read, Level 2)
friendship · problem solving · sleuthing
Midnight at the Haunted Hotel
making friends · sleuthing · monsters
The Legend of the Howling Werewolf
robots · competition · sleuthing · detectives
The Robot Ransom
sleuthing · baking · detectives
The Doughnut Whodunit
family · vehicles · sleuthing · trains · brothers
The Boxcar Children

picture Books


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