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.
"nice family stories"
The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
"A well written children's classic!"
The Aldens visit their mysterious Aunt Jane at her run-down ranch and make a surprising discovery!
"What I loved about this book."
When the Aldens take a summer trip to the New England coast, they have a fun place to stay: a lighthouse! But strange things happen after it gets dark - an unknown woman is seen walking around, and Watch, the Aldens' dog, wakes up growling late at night. Can the Boxcar Children shed light on a seaside mystery?
The Alden children are staying at the New England farmhouse where their grandfather grew up. There are many stories and legends about the old farm, and there's a woodshed near the house that holds a surprising secret...a secret that dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War!
"Better than some of the earlier Boxcar mysteries"
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge.
The Boxcar Children learn lots of interesting things about the Navajos - but best of all is a legend about an ancient Native American village that once existed nearby. Curious, the children begin digging there and uncover some valuable artifacts. But it seems someone wants the village to stay buried!
"Another Alden mystery"
The Aldens must find a way to solve many mysteries, and all before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday! Strange things are happening in Greenfield where the Boxcar Children live. Stray cats and dogs appear on doorsteps, but the animal shelter is forced to close, and a nice old woman disappears. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are very worried about Mrs. Newcombe. Is she in danger? Who are the strange men lurking around her house?
"Great story but bad author"
Does a ghost live in the deserted hallways of Hawthorne School? It’s up to the Boxcar Children to uncover the old school’s secrets!
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.
"It was OK but..."
It’s an unusual winter vacation for the Alden family when a huge snowstorm traps them in the woods! Luckily, the log cabin where they’re staying is cozy - only there are strange noises in the night and a mysterious code carved into the closet door. The rescue is a long wait for the Boxcar Children, but the cabin is full of secrets.
"Boxcar children is the best!!!!😊"
The Alden children are visiting Aunt Jane when a nearby house burns down. Their friend Mike is blamed for starting the fire! Can the Aldens help find the real criminal?
"My 6 yr old loves these"
The Aldens are excited to visit a deserted South Seas island. But soon they discover clues that they are not alone. Is someone on the island watching them?
The Aldens have found a mystery under their very own roof! When the children found an old journal behind the closet wall in the guest room, they never dreamed it would lead them on a search for valuable coins. What happened to the girl who wrote the journal - and what is she trying to tell them?
"I love it"
The Aldens visit Ireland and stay in a beautiful castle that's now a hotel! But the caretaker seems very superstitious, and at night they see a mysterious figure who walks the halls carrying a lantern. Could it be one of the banshees of ancient legend? The Boxcar Children must discover the secret that Duncarraig castle is hiding!
The Aldens are going with grandfather to visit his friend, old Cap Lambert, a retired riverboat pilot who lives in a cabin in the woods. To get there, the Boxcar Children take a wonderful trip down the Mississippi in a paddlewheel boat. But when they arrive at Cap Lambert’s cabin, they find some mysterious things are going on. Spooky phone calls, eerie flickering lights, strange dark figures. Is the cabin haunted?
The Aldens are spending the summer traveling on a houseboat! Throughout their journey, the children have the feeling that they’re being watched. Someone is watching them - and the thing that he wants is somewhere on their boat! He’ll stop at nothing to get it and it’s up to the Boxcar Children to figure out why!
The Boxcar Children are going to a dog show. They meet all kinds of dogs, from a spotted Dalmatian to a big, hairy sheepdog. But then strange things start happening at the dog show, and no one knows why. Can the children solve the mystery and save the day?
"Overall a great book but reader is not that great"
The Aldens climb a mountain and find a mystery! The hike up Old Flat Top was only supposed to take a day, but a dangerous rockslide changes everything to reveal a hidden cave that just may hold a legendary treasure!
While Tate Radison was filming his last movie, a lot of odd things happened. So he wants to keep his presence in Greenfield a secret to avoid any more mishaps. But soon the troubles start again. Why would someone want to ruin Tate's career? It's another mystery for the Boxcar Children!