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The Boxcar Children Collection: The Boxcar Children (Book 1), Surprise Island (Book 2), The Yellow House Mystery (Book 3) | [Gertrude Chandler Warner]

The Boxcar Children Collection: The Boxcar Children (Book 1), Surprise Island (Book 2), The Yellow House Mystery (Book 3)

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.
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The Boxcar Children
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.

Surprise Island
Adventure abounds as Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny spend a summer living on their grandfather’s island. The kids confidently face everyday challenges armed with only their imaginations and the support of each other. Listeners are in for a suspenseful ride as the Aldens work together to discover the true identity of Joe the handyman before their holiday ends.

The Yellow House Mystery
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are determined to solve the mystery that surrounds an old yellow house on his property when they find a letter written by the brother of a man who vanished! And that’s only the first startling discovery they make!

©1942 Gertrude Chandler Warner (P)2011 Listening Library

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    GEW Fort Mill, SC, United States 01-30-13
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    "nice family stories"

    My five year old son loves these stories, and I enjoy listening to them as well. The cameraderie among the siblings is refreshing and it is nice how resourceful the kids are. Each of the stories has an element of mystery to them, which keeps you interested. (My three year old, however, starts to get antsy with these stories, because they are so lengthy - we have to take Dr. Seuss and Nate the Great breaks for him!)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Coldstream, BC, Canada 05-17-12
    Jane Coldstream, BC, Canada 05-17-12 Member Since 2004
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    "My 8 year old loves the Boxcar Children Series"
    What did you love best about The Boxcar Children Collection?

    These books show how children can handle themselves in some serious situations with grace and kindness. There are also some history lessons - how did people get help before cell phones and computers? Maybe size up a stranger and consider asking them?


    What other book might you compare The Boxcar Children Collection to and why?

    My son has caught up on the Magic Tree House and Geronimo books and this gives him another big series, although most of the Boxcar Children series hasn't made it from hard-copy to audio yet. These are all stories that my son goes back to again and again.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-06-12
    Deborah YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-06-12
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    "A Classic!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Boxcar Children Collection to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook was so convenient to listen to. On my phone, on my tablet, even on my computer. I plugged a little speaker in to my tablet or phone and we listened while eating lunch and doing dishes.


    What other book might you compare The Boxcar Children Collection to and why?

    A cross between Columbo and Mayberry.


    What about Phyllis Newman’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was awesome and very understandable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, couldn't wait to restart it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the convenience of audiobooks. I am a busy mom and don't have time to sit down and read books but on the go is amazing. I really like how it starts where you left off or you can rewind too. My daughter and I listened together. It was like listening to the old radio programs. Family time together was nice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    twyla dublin, OH, United States 07-28-12
    twyla dublin, OH, United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love these on Audio - Great stories!"

    Had a great time listening to these stories with my 11 yr old son. I read all of these as a child and enjoyed hearing them all over again! Good books.

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