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!"
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge.
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.
"It was OK but..."