1 The Boxcar Children

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The Boxcar Children

Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Illustrated by Likate Deal

Reviewed by Scott M. (age 10)

The Boxcar Children

Henry, Jessie Violet, and Benny are orphans. They set out for a safe place to live away from their Grandpa. Who they think is mean. They go to a bakery for food and also to get a good night's sleep. During the night at the bakery, Henry and Jessie hear the baker's wife say she was going to take Benny to a children's home and keep Henry, Jessie, and Violet. Read the book to find what happens.

I think The Boxcar Children was good because the book told a lesson. The lesson told that you don't judge a person from what they do. My favorite part was when their grandpa moved the boxcar into his garden. The story reminds me of first grade because I like good junk.

I think young kids would like it because the book is short. I recommend the book because it was funny to me. I liked the pictures because they weren't crowded.