• The Boxcar Children Beginning

  • The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
  • By: Patricia MacLachlan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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The Boxcar Children Beginning

By: Patricia MacLachlan
Narrated by: Tim Gregory
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Publisher's summary

Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents on Fair Meadow Farm.

Although times are hard, the Aldens are happy - “the best family of all,” Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, and a traveling family needs shelter. The Aldens take them in, and the strangers soon become friends. But things never stay the same at the farm, and the spring and summer bring events that will forever change their lives.

Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan pays loving tribute to the classic novels by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children’s origins.

©2012 Patricia MacLachlan (P)2012 Oasis Audio