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.
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
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!)
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.
A cross between Columbo and Mayberry.
Her voice was awesome and very understandable.
Yes, couldn't wait to restart it.
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.
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?
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.
These are charming, positive stories, with likable and resourceful child protagonists. My kid liked the adventures and the main characters.
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